[PC-BSD Support] USB MS trackball

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Jan 5 14:00:02 PST 2010


On 01/05/2010 16:48, John Batistic wrote:
> 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.

Ahh, OK I've run into this before. This was a bug in the 7.x USB stuff, 
and has been corrected in 8.0. Once we get 8.0 out, you should be able 
to upgrade and see this go away :)


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Kris Moore
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