Subject: Re: moused
To: Piotr Stolc <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/2001 19:59:03
In message <>, Piotr Stolc writes:
>On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 01:38:59AM +0100, Lennart Augustsson wrote:
>> OK, it's a (harmless, I think) bug in the wsmux.  I've fixed it in current.
>> If you start X and tell it to use /dev/wsmouse as the mouse there should
>> be no error messages.
>OK, I've changed /dev/mouse to /dev/wsmouse in /etc/XF86Config and the mouse
>doesn't work correctly in X - the cursos behaves as when using different
>mouse protocol. It is set to "Microsoft" and it works when using /dev/mouse
>directly. What should I also change in /etc/XF86Config file?
>I'm not a mouse expert. IMHO moused decodes the mouse data correctly and the
>problem is with sending the events to the kernel. Is there any way to run
>moused _without_ running X in the background?

	Option	"Protocol" "wsmouse"

I believe.

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