Subject: Re: XF86Config for VMWare
To: John Messenger <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/30/2000 20:36:43
On Fri, 1 Dec 2000, John Messenger wrote:

: The problem I have is that the FreeBSD X server provided by VMWare
: (XF86_VMware) doesn't recognise the wsmouse protocol ("Mouse type not
: supported by this OS").

Comment out all four of the lines:

pms*            at pckbc?               # PS/2 mouse for wsmouse
pmsi*           at pckbc?               # PS/2 "Intelli"mouse for wsmouse
wsmouse*        at pms? mux 0
wsmouse*        at pmsi? mux 0

and uncomment the line:

#opms*          at pckbc?               # backwards compatible PS/2 mouse

This will enable the pre-wscons /dev/pms0 PS/2 mouse driver which will look
like the "BusMouse" protocol to the X server (not the "PS/2" protocol, do
note!).  This does not conflict with wscons controlling the display.

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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