PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

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PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby mojo_jojo » Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:27 am

hi,
i downloaded Ghost BSD 4.0 .img file and tried to install from USB stick
once the system loaded into Live desktop my Logitech PS2 mouse and keyboard were not working/not detected :shock: (both are working fine in other Linux dist's)
i had a spare USB mouse which i was able to connect successfully
i was unable to proceed with installation as i do not have any USB keyboard handy :cry:
is there any way i could start installation with PS2 devices?
does this image file has support for PS2 devices, apart from KBD and mouse everything worked out of box.
kindly need your help.
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby ericbsd » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:30 pm

Is Alt+Ctlr+F1 work?
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby mojo_jojo » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:48 pm

hi,
Alt+Ctlr+F1 doesn't work, but keys are working in "Welcome to GhostBsd" menu
i'm able to enter numbers from 1 to 5 and select various boot options
when it boots into desktop mouse and kbd both are not responding
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby earther » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:56 pm

I'm having a similar issue. Live disk boots OK. USB keyboard is recognized but PS2 mouse is frozen dead center. Is there any way to get the mouse working? Thanks.
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby ericbsd » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:28 pm

If you are able to do Ctrl+Alt+F2 login as root put in /etc/rc.conf using nano, ee or vi moused_enable="YES".
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby earther » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:38 am

ericbsd wrote:If you are able to do Ctrl+Alt+F2 login as root put in /etc/rc.conf using nano, ee or vi moused_enable="YES".

That was easy. Have done similar things on Debian many times. But then I couldn't figure out how to login again as user. ctrl + alt + F9 got me to a graphical Desktop but then there was no mouse cursor at all. When I got back to a working system, I searched online as well as the FreeBSD Handbook but could only find instructions for logging in as root. This forum wouldn't list any results for words that were too common. I feel like a complete idiot starting from scratch. ### systemd . . .

Word censoring, really??
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby ericbsd » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:05 am

the live system has no root password and to start back moused type
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service moused restart
. sorry I forgot to mention that.
you can all got Ctrl+Atl+F1 and do CTRL+C and type gdm .

I will add this configuration for the next release.
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby earther » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:01 am

I added the line to /etc/rc.conf, saved, exited nano and then:

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service moused restart

Which threw up this:

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moused not running? Check /var/run/moused.pid
Starting default mousedmoused: unable to open /dev/psm0.  No such file or directory.

ericbsd wrote:you can all got Ctrl+Atl+F1 and do CTRL+C and type gdm .

This got me back to the Desktop but still no cursor. (: Never had so much trouble with a live disk . . . (yes, I checked the md5sum.)

I'm willing to give it one more try if you have any more suggestions.
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Re: PS2 mouse and keyboard not working

Postby earther » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:27 pm

No other suggestions? Too bad. What I could see of Ghost looked nice. Guess I'll move on to Virtual Box and PC-BSD . . .
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