how to get mouse working?

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Fri May 10 06:53:22 PDT 2013

Dear all,

Specifying /dev/uhid0 in /etc/rc.conf causes a panic and machine drops to a

shell.  I am booting into rescue mode(single user) run fsck and try to
edit /etc/rc.conf with /rescue/vi, but command not found.  I try
# ee /etc/rc.conf

and I get
# ee /etc/rc.conf
Error opening terminal: unknown.

How can I rescue the system?  Do I run with livedvd and try it from there?

I am having lots of trouble just to get a damn mouse to work :(
This should not be happening and is a real turnoff.  I have worked
around many things with different OSes but this time I am going
nowhere with this :(

Best Regards,


On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:55 AM, Antonio Olivares
<olivares14031 at> wrote:
> Dear sir,
> I will specify the port in /etc/rc.conf to use /dev/uhid0 and see if
> that works?  I have tried several things, in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, have
> no xorg.conf.  It has not worked as I would like.  I will get back on
> this one.
> Best Regards,
> Antonio
> On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 7:09 AM, Alex Hornung <alex at> wrote:
>> On 2013-05-10 12:50, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>>> Any pointers other than the /dev/sysmouse or the /etc/rc.conf
>>> moused_enable="YES" which sadly have no effect are appreciated and
>>> will be tried out.
>> As has been pointed out, your mouse is not recognized as such - it's only
>> attaching as a generic HID device. You need ums to attach to it if you ever
>> want to use it as a mouse.
>> I'd suggest you look at the VID/PID of your mouse and add that to whatever
>> ums uses to decide whether to attach or not.
>> HTH,
>> Alex

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