Subject: Re: Problem with PS2 mouse with X on laptop
To: Andreas Priebe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kurt Schreiner <email@example.com>
Date: 02/17/1998 10:38:37
> Exactly the same happens if I try it with an external PS/2 mouse.
> Choosing PCVT or pccons in the config file makes no difference at all.
> So no real work is possible.
> I should mention that the same laptop with the same XF86Config works
> fine under (Debian)Linux (just the name of the pointing device is different -
> Netbsd /dev/pms0; Linux /dev/psaux). So my suspicion is that there is
> something with the PS/2 mouse driver?
> Any ideas?
i've had the same problem specifying the wrong pointer protocol in
XF86Config. the pms driver converts the ps/2 mouse protocol to
busmouse protocol, see pms(4).
I'm using the following on my toshiba tecra, where /dev/mouse is
linked to /dev/pms0.