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    Senior Member tampabay420's Avatar
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    XFree86 Mouse Problems

    Hey all,

    -> I just recently installed NetBSD (no prob, in fact the installation was alot easier than FreeBSD- but thats not the point) After configuring everything in NetBSD i move on to XFree86 the windows server... Took a few days to configure XF86Config, and now i'm almost done, everything works except the mouse... It seems to be a common problem and I'm currently googling other BBS(s) for the answer...

    The mouse is acting quite funny... jerking around, right clicking moves it down and to the left, and scrolling left (only left) seems to right click (excuse me if this is confusing...) again- the problem seems to be pretty common... any help would be greatly appreciated...

    Win == XFree86 4.2.1
    Mouse == PS/2
    No system mouse?

    > Can anyone address this problem?
    > I'm running FreeBSD 4.3 on a P233MMx system. I used /stand/sysinstall to
    > set up the mouse and tested it (works fine). I then run X but the mouse
    > flickers and goes to the upper left corner where it stays. This makes X
    > useless and BSD limited. I've used two mice which work fine on other
    > systems; each has the same problem under my load of BSD.
    > Does anyone know what's going on or how to fix it?
    taken from http://www.sdbug.org/pipermail/sdbug...er/002032.html
    seems like a lot of people have this problem...
    looks like i'm using the wrong drivers, but i've tried all the drivers that come with XF86?
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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    You wanna do my trick ? edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config , I used vi
    # vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
    and then find "Section Input Device "
    You will see something like this:
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "Auto" <<<<<this is the "trick" <<<change it to "Auto" or "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"

    Let me know if that trick works..

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    Dec 2002
    I been having the same problem

    Guess it's worth a try thanxs angel!

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    Senior Member tampabay420's Avatar
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    hey, thanx for the help,

    since i have a "wsmouse" (duh, i should've noticed that at boot) the proto should have been set to "wsmouse" and now is, so everything is gravy...
    yeah, I\'m gonna need that by friday...

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