Punk Walrus
August 11th, 2002, 06:21
I have an OpenBSD machine that I am going to be experimenting X with, and having never set up X manually before, I am on a steep learning curve. The mouse I have been given is a Logitech serial, standard, two-button, no-frills mouse. XFree86 -configure dumps the configuration.new file with a comment that it cannot find the mouse driver.

In the configuration, I notice that it is looking for /dev/mouse which I do not have, but instead a series of drivers in /dev labeled "wsmouse, wsmouse0...wsmouse5." I am assuming that this means "Wheel Scroll Mouse," which I don't have, but it was the only mouse driver I could guess at. I used that, got the gray X screen, but it just halted there (probably because I had the wrong mouse). The MAN pages stated I needed an "lms" driver for Logitech, but I am not sure how to find that. I looked here:


But that didn't mention anything about needing an lms driver. I can only use serial on this system because I don't have a PS2 port, but if the Logitech is an issue or I conclude it's "busted" I also have a few serial MS Intellipoints I can scavenge.

My only previous experience with GUI on non-Windows machines is KDE and some GNOME, but those were spoon-fed to me on set-up, and now I am paying the price. :oops:

Any suggestions?

August 11th, 2002, 13:36
openbsd uses wsmouse and wsconsole now. check out
serial mice still have to be defined /dev/cua0 or whatever.

Punk Walrus
September 3rd, 2002, 17:23
The /dev/cua01 was what got the mouse hooked, and it moves around and everything, but I left click, ... no menu! This is a slow process with antiquated hardware. Trouble is, in order to prove it works, I have to use old hardware to prove it will work on new hardware!