Subject: Re: Xserver Crash with X11 4.2.0 and NetBSD 1.5.2
To: John Clark <>
From: Fernando y Yohara <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/03/2002 18:02:52
I am new to NetBSD 1.5.2 and had the same problems trying to run the Xserver
(4.2.0).  I crashed the server by moving the mouse.  I have an intellimouse and
being it a PS/2 type, I tried the PS/2 protocol.  No luck.  Finally I read the X
chapter of the "NetBSD operating system:a short guide"

and found out that with the new virtual console (wscons) in 1.4 and newer,
better use the wsmouse protocol with the wsmouse device (dev/wsmouse0).  Have
you tried it?

Hope this helps.

John Clark wrote:
> I've posted this to the group as well.
> Here is a log file from a server which crashed. The OS is NetBSD 1.5.2,
> the computer is a Compaq Presario 12XL125 laptop. The Server came up
> enough
> to run twm, and accept keyboard input into the active window.
> As soon as I used the touch pad 'mouse', the server crashed. The
> question could
> be, 'what is the correct mouse device/driver required for the Presario
> 12XL125
> under NetBSD'.

> (**) Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
> (**) Mouse1: Protocol: "PS/2"
> (**) Option "CorePointer"
> (**) Mouse1: Core Pointer
> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/wsmouse"
> (==) Mouse1: Buttons: 3

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