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Pc-bsd Dell Latidue Mouse Pad Trouble

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#1 Ellypho


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Posted 22 June 2008 - 09:39 PM

Hello World!
I have recently installed a fresh copy of PC-BSD on an old Dell Latitude P2(pocessor) and my mouse pad does not work. Im not exactly sure where to go about a did a good 30 mins of google to no end. Im more familiar to the gnome desktop aswell so im kinda lost :S

Thank you in advance
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 05:27 PM

This could be a simple configuration problem. I haven't used a BSD in a few years, so all I can really give you is some guesses that you can google about. I believe that PC-BSD uses X.org for its X server.

I'm going to post the commands I would use in Linux, they should be similar for BSD.

First I would check to see if I had a mouse module loaded with `lsmod | less`
then I woul look to see if "psmouse" was loaded.
I would also check to see if "/dev/psaux" or "/dev/mouse" or "/dev/mice" exist.

Because it is a touchpad, I would look to see if the synaptics driver was installed, using whatever search functionality my package manager has. (Sorry, ports is a mystery to me.)

Once I had ensured that I had mouse and touchpad drivers installed, I would delve into my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to make sure everything in the Input Device sections and Server sections was correct.

This thread from the PC-BSD forum may have some helpful insights for you to try.

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