Subject: Re: Problem with PS2 mouse with X on laptop
To: Andreas Priebe <>
From: Kurt Schreiner <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/1998 10:38:37
> [...snipp...]
> 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.   

Section "Pointer"
   Protocol        "BusMouse"
   Device          "/dev/mouse"
   BaudRate        1200
   Emulate3Timeout 50
   SampleRate      0