[PC-BSD Support] USB MS trackball

John Batistic john at batistic.net.nz
Tue Jan 5 13:48:28 PST 2010


On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 10:27:37 am Kris Moore wrote:
> On 01/05/2010 16:24, John Batistic wrote:
> > On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 10:20:41 am Kris Moore wrote:
> >> On 01/01/2010 21:07, John Batistic wrote:
> >>> PC-BSD 7.1 is not detecting my MS trackball.
> >>> It would appear from other postings that it should work.
> >>> Any help appreciated.
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> >> Is this USB or PS2 trackball?
> >
> > It is USB
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> I'm guessing that the USB support in 7.x just doesn't recognize your
> device right now. This may be fixed in 8.0, since the entire USB support
> has been re-written and performs much better.  However, send me the
> output of this command:
> 
> Unplug your usb device
> Plug in it, and run "dmesg" do you see anything at the end about a new
> u* device detected or anything?
> 
Most interesting. Unplugging and replugging recognises the device and it is 
fully functional, as it is in Linux.
However without un & replugging it is not present. No LEDs even.


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