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I tried to configure my mouse but I can't do it. I have mouse on PS/2 3 buttons + scrollbar. I tried it to configure using xorgconfig and then auto and ps/2 at device /dev/psm0 but muse is doesn't work in xorg. Maybe sb know what I can do more to have my mouse?
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You first need to configure moused(8), this works for most PS/2 mice:
# moused -p /dev/psm0 -t auto

Use this command before you start Xorg, if it works, you should be able to see the mouse pointer move.

Once moused works, you can add this to /etc/xorg.conf:
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Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"Protocol"	"Auto"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/sysmouse"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"4 5"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"False"
EndSection
to make the changes persistent across boots, add this to /etc/rc.conf:
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moused_enable="yes"
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I write this command but when I run xorg I still don't have mouse. It event don't react on moves. Maybe sb know what still is wrong?
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Is it working in console?
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No i see only the pointer but mouse is not working corectly in fact is isn't work
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uh, can you get another mouse....
Try different mouse if it works go to shop and buy new one (mouses are cheap)

This is probably by far the fastest solution to problem
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Yes ok but if i buy a new mouse have I guarantee that new mouse will be working correctly?
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No, since we don't know what mouse you have now, it's difficult to tell, it can be a number of problems.
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Yes ok but if i buy a new mouse have I guarantee that new mouse will be working correctly?
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No i see only the pointer but mouse is not working corectly in fact is isn't work
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0. Be verbose. How did the pointer behave? Stall, not moving at all, go crazy...?

1. Stupid question, but are you sure its P/S2, not usb mouse?

2. If you are using custom kernel, make sure psm driver is included.

3. No need to modify the rc.conf if you dont use mouse in the console (its probably your case). In your xorg.conf, within the mouse section, make sure to change the device to psm0:

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Option "Device"      "/dev/psm0"
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Yes for shoure i have mouse on PS/2 . Know when i changed driver to psm0 mouse isn't event moving. Previously mouse was moving but it wa more less little jump not moving and automatic marked all area when I have clicked buttons weren't working.
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And BTW how I can check that PSM is in me kernel?

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And BTW how I can check that PSM is in me kernel?
% kldstat -v | grep psm

You should see a line like:
140 atkbdc/psm

Does /dev/psm0 exist?
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Can you test the mouse with another machine, your friend's one for example to know if its hardware problem? The mouse isnt bulky, so I assume it wouldnt be a problem to carry around
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Hmmm strange dev/psm0 exist but when I'm writing this command nothing happen so I don't have any think to compare. I have on my PC XP and Debian and on those systems mouse is working normal
Have any one any clues prompts how to solve this problem? Desktop without a mouse isn't very usful :P
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You don't by any chance have an ASUS motherboard for an AMD processor with a nVidia chipset - do you?
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I'm not shore have I understood the question but if U asking if I have those parts in my computer U are right. I have ASUS A7V880(sth like that) AMD SEMPRON 2200+ and GeForce 2MX/MX 400. the drivers for the card are installed. But here is the solve of the problem in hardware?
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I'm not shore have I understood the question but if U asking if I have those parts in my computer U are right. I have ASUS A7V880(sth like that) AMD SEMPRON 2200+ and GeForce 2MX/MX 400. the drivers for the card are installed. But here is the solve of the problem in hardware?
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I have been experiencing issues with the PS/2 mice with this setup (ASUS board, AMD processor, nVidia chipset) on several different machines. A usb mouse should work though.
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I never got a psm mouse working in FreeBSD 7... Didn't try it too much. When I tried to use it, the mouse on the screen would mostly sit dead still and occasionally move wildly about. I just switched to USB without trying to fix it since the box was going to eventually be headless anyway.
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Sorry that I wasn't answering but I have done a break from computer systems cause i need vacation from that but I have bought a mouse on USB and when I'm try to set up mouse while the install the mouse is not moving. So i am woundering it is possible to set up a mouse USB on nvidia chipset and Asus A7V 880 motherboard or what is wrong that i still cen;t set up a mouse even on USB. Thx for any clues and suggestions.
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USB mice are fairly safe bets in my experience - particularly, cheap/moderate ones. Don't get one that's weird or has a billion-and-one weird controls, and you should be just fine right out of the box. Plug-and-play for real, and you can USB optical mice for like $5 USD on the net nowadays that are perfectly suitable for everyday use.
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