[PC-BSD Support] USB MS trackball

John Batistic john at batistic.net.nz
Tue Jan 5 14:07:56 PST 2010


On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:00:02 am Kris Moore wrote:
> 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 :)
> 
Thanks!


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