Monday, March 23, 2009

freebsd moused

In the 6 or so years that I've used FreeBSD, I've never successfully configured the mouse daemon (moused). It allows the user to have a mouse in both the virtual consoles and X windows, using the same device. I have a pretty standard Logitech USB mouse. It shows up as /dev/ums0 in FreeBSD 7.1. Turning on moused is as simple as adding the following lines to /etc/rc.conf


moused_enable="YES"
moused_port="/dev/ums0"
moused_type="auto"


Now I've got a fully functional mouse with looks that kill.