Microsoft Intellimouse Optical - USB
I use a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical USB mouse with my Gateway SOLO notebook, and I had a heck of a time getting it going under FreeBSD. Here is the configuration that I used (4.5 RELEASE):
That is all there was to it. It all seems easy after you do it...
Linksys KVM Adventures
Well, I have this Linksys 2-port KVM switch, and every time I would switch from my Windows machine over to FreeBSD, the FreeBSD machine would cry about the mouse being out of sync. I think the error was something like this:
(wolverine is this computer's hostname, running 4.4-RELEASE)
Dec 10 17:19:23 wolverine /kernel: psmintr: out of sync (0008 != 0000).
Now, I did a lot of searching on the subject, and the most consistent answer that I found was that the Linksys KVM was a P.O.S. Fair enough, but I still wanted it to work. I found one post with a suggestion, and that suggestion worked! I rebuilt the kernel with the following line modified:
device psm0 at atkbdc? irq 12 flags 0x100
Hooray! The addition of the flags 0x100 did the trick. I hope that this helps you!
My name is Michael Oliver, and I
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