Subject: Re: moused
To: Piotr Stolc <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/19/2001 01:58:17
Piotr Stolc wrote:

> 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?

The protocol should be "wsmouse".

> 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?

Well, any program that opens the mouse will do.  But there are no other programs
that use the mouse, really.

    -- Lennart