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Old 9th September 2008
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Unhappy help with usb mouse??

I have been trying to get a logitech mouse (cordless mouse receiver) to work after installation of FreeBSD 7.0 ... but just cannot get it to work. I have been reading a lot of things that I tried out, but all in vain.
The mouse is working without problems in Windows, Suse and Sidux. So it is quite frustrating .. without mouse there is nothing much i can do to start using FreeBSD.

In rc.conf i have :
usbd_enable="YES"
moused_enable="YES"

My xorg.conf (based upon the one i use in Sidux) is like this :
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Logitech USB RECEIVER 0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Anybody any guidance??? If you need more info, tell me. I really hope to solve this asap.
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Copying xorg.conf sections between systems will typically cause problems, my advice is to run the following as root:
% X -configure
Study the generated xorg.conf.new file.. and see how it detects your mouse, I don't use FreeBSD, but I suspect the Device section above may be incorrect.

Good luck.
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Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Um, no. I am suprised that xorg even starts with this in there. At the very least, it will be screaming about it. When things don't work, first check the logs, and the console output. (/var/log/xorg.0.log)

/dev/input/ is a linuxisim. As you are using moused, the correct device is /dev/sysmouse.
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thanks for the replies ... as soon as i have time i will try the X-configure again ...
i already used /dev/sysmouse (and other options) ... that did not help me.
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Remove both entries from rc.conf. You don't need them. devd will automatically start moused when the kernel detects a USB mouse.

And change your xorg.conf to use /dev/sysmouse as the device. If that doesn't work, you can use the USB mouse driver, /dev/ums0.

Be sure you have USB mouse support enabled in the kernel, or the ums driver loaded via /boot/loader.conf.

What output do you get in dmesg when you connect the mouse after booting?
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Thanks A LOT for pointing me in the right direction robbak and phoenix!!!
Unplugging and replugging the mouse in console showed that the mouse was detected.
So I removed the entries from rc.conf ... made a new xorg.conf.new file and fiddled with that one till testing showed me that the mouse was working ... that happened after using /dev/ums0 as device.
Very glad i finally got it to work!! Thanx guys.
Sure though i will be back with other questions very soon ... sound traditionally gives me problems.
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Hi All,
I have the very same problem with my mouse.
Sometimes (not always though), when i boot the machine, the mouse doesn't work.
If I unplug it and put it back it works.
Last two lines of dmesg show:
Quote:
ums0: <vendor 0x04f3 PS/2+USB Mouse, class 0/0, rev 1.10/23.24, addr 3> on uhub1
ums0: 5 buttons and Z dir.
I too had the lines
Quote:
usbd_enable="YES"
moused_enable="YES"
into rc.conf - added by sysinstall - but I deleted them.

I also added
Quote:
ums_load="YES"
into /boot/loader.conf.
Still, mouse doesn't work without "helping" it.

Does anyone have any recommendation?
Thanks in advance

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Which version of FreeBSD are you using? 6 needs usbd_enable in rc.conf, 7 doesn't (or it might have been 5 needed it and 6 didn't?).

What's the output of usbdevs when the mouse doesn't work? And what do you have in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf for the mouse device?
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Also, check the boot messages (use the dmesg command) for any errors and postings about the usb systems. You should see the mouse recognised during startup.
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First off, thanks both of you guys for the replies.

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Which version of FreeBSD are you using? 6 needs usbd_enable in rc.conf, 7 doesn't (or it might have been 5 needed it and 6 didn't?).

What's the output of usbdevs when the mouse doesn't work? And what do you have in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf for the mouse device?
uname -a
Quote:
FreeBSD Freeba 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 24 19:59:52 UTC 2008 root@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386
I booted the machine with and without usbd_enable into /etc/rc.conf but either way the mouse didn't work (most of the times).

usbdevs
Quote:
addr 1: UHCI root hub, Intel
addr 1: UHCI root hub, Intel
addr 2: USB Keyboard, NOVATEK
addr 1: UHCI root hub, Intel
addr 1: EHCI root hub, Intel
addr 1: UHCI root hub, Intel
addr 1: UHCI root hub, Intel
addr 1: UHCI root hub, Intel
addr 1: EHCI root hub, Intel
In /etc/X11/xorg.conf I have
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection
...but shouldn't it work before X is launched?

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Also, check the boot messages (use the dmesg command) for any errors and postings about the usb systems. You should see the mouse recognised during startup.
No, there is no mouse recognition while booting.
However, when I unplug the mouse and put it back again it shows:
Quote:
ums0: <vendor 0x04f3 PS/2+USB Mouse, class 0/0, rev 1.10/23.24, addr 3> on uhub1
ums0: 5 buttons and Z dir.
Also, I noticed 2 strange lines at the beginning of dmesg
Quote:
module_register: module uhub/ums already exists!
Module uhub/ums failed to register: 17
One thing I forgot to mention is that sometimes even the keyboard doesn't work.

Thanks
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If you're having USB keyboard/mouse troubles, perhaps you should look at your BIOS configuration.

Some allow you to enable "Legacy USB", which emulates PS/2 mice/keyboards.. try toggling that functionality.

Personally, I hate that many newer systems are dropping PS/2 ports... USB keyboards and mice aren't worth the compatibility issues. (For one thing, they're unavailable in real mode without BIOS emulation...).
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Actually, there is such a functionality in BIOS.
However, I switched it on and off a couple of times but still it didn't work.
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forget X for the time being. if the mouse is not being found at boot, then you need to fix that problem first.

My home system has an issue where the usb hubs fail to start if there is anything connected to them at boot. Annoying, to say the least. (One port works - the front panel one, connected with old usb-1 style unshielded wires. My mouse is plugged in there)
The error message came from uhub, but I cannot tell you exactly what it is at this moment.
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Remember this article?
http://www.softwareinreview.com/bsd/....0_review.html

As far as I remember it has been already dispraised in this forum.
However, the guy seems to having almost the same problem.
Also, a search on the internet revealed a couple of similar situations but without any resolution.
I read somewhere that it might be possible to at least make the unplug from within software.
But I have no idea how such a thing could be done.
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Hmm, try usb2 from here: http://www.selasky.org/hans_petter/usb4bsd/index.html

Maybe it is usb bug.

It fixed few SMP panics on my side .....
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