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Old 17th January 2009
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Default patch application for usb mouse?

Hi, I am new to freebsd so please be easy.

I have a usb wired mouse which will not work with freebsd 7.0; the microsoft comfort optical mouse 3000, model 1043.

A search of the freebsd site led to this link:


Do I need to download and apply this patch? If yes, then how so?

Man patch led to some pretty heady stuff, but nothing about how and where to apply a patch.

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Old 17th January 2009
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Yes, you will need this patchfor your mouse to work.

To apply it:
# cd /usr/src/sys/dev/usb/ && patch < ~/patchfile

You will then have to recompile your kernel, world isn't needed (But remember to keep kernel&world in sync).
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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