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Old 02-16-2003, 05:01 PM   #1
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FreeBSD install, PS/2 mouse does not work


I just installed FreeBSD on my Old Faithful machine (see link for stats on the machine) and the mouse does not work. It is a PS/2 mouse. I followed the installation screens step by step, but the mouse does not work.

Any help is apreciated.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 06:27 PM   #2
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Okay, I reinstalled and got the mouse working. Now I only need to get XFree86 to work. I had tried using vi to edit the XF86Config, but VI is not exactly working. I tried pressing the ins key, and the i key, but nothing works, I can not edit the file. I do not know why. Anyone got any suggestions? I do not want to do another reinstall of FreeBSD.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 07:30 PM   #3
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I got the mouse to work. Now I need to know 2 things.

1. How can I get my sound to work? This is a SBLIVE 64 sound card, uses the es1370 module on Linux, if that is any help.

2. Is there a way to mount a ReiserFS Drive in FreeBSD?

Okay 3 things to need to know.

3. How do I get to use a higher resolution? I am stuck at 800 x 600. If I use ctrl+alt+ + I get an effect simular to looking through a keyhole, can see some parts of the screen but never the whole picture.

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Old 02-19-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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I still have problems with the Resolution. I tried editting the XF86Config file, I tried putting "1024x768" at the beginning of each line in the resolution area, but that does not work.

Also I have this problem with the mouse. Sometime I have to click on something multiple times to get the click registered with the OS. Any help available?
 
Old 02-21-2003, 04:03 AM   #5
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!st thing is first. Go back to tthat site and remove the part about freebsd not being for the desktop. NOW. http://www.bifurcating.net/h3o.png

for sound with SB you need to compile support into the kernel.
add
device pcm # sb support
to the kernel
if you have trouble consult the manual it has nice step by step instructions

No there is no reiser support yet. n Hans elected to develope for a kernel instead of an OS. (kinda kidding)

Have you explored

/stand/sysinstall

as root yet?

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Old 02-22-2003, 09:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
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!st thing is first. Go back to tthat site and remove the part about freebsd not being for the desktop. NOW. http://www.bifurcating.net/h3o.png
It's my opinion, I never said anything about everyone having to agree with me.

The sound can be fixed later, as I am looking for a solution for the resolution problem (as well with the mouse).
 
Old 02-23-2003, 09:15 AM   #7
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Are you ;looking to add a resolution?
have you played with stands/sysinstall?
/stand/sysinstall
post install config
XFree86
Pick one (I kike the ncurses one)
edit screen
add resolution
remove unwanted resolutions or leave them in case the new one doesn't work with your setup.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 11:39 AM   #8
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# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "GeForce 2 MX"
Monitor "moniter"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

This is from my XF86Config from Slackware, but it is basically the same on FreeBSD.

I use the nv driver for the GeForce 2 MX.

Do I need to download the NVidia driver?
 
Old 02-23-2003, 02:23 PM   #9
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I am a newbie on FreeBSD also, and I installed the system on different PCs, each time with a different video card. You do not have to load the driver, once you do have tried to setup your video card and resolution by running xf86config for instance, it all works perfectly.

Make sure that you have the right Vertical and horizontal frequency for your monitor.

You may have to play a bit with the resolutions manually by editing the file you mentioned in order to see what is best.

Good luck, but it is worth the effort, I find FreeBSD much easier to understand for a newbie than Linux (all the files are placed in a very tidy way) because it is much more structured.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 04:25 PM   #10
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Well thanks all. I got the resolution problem fixed. Now I am using FreeBSD 4.7.

Hmm, I can't get the network to work.

I tried ifconfig -a to see what was there, nothing but 0.0.0.0 for inet addresses.

ping localhost works

ping dhcp gateway doesn't

It's a Linksys Etherfast 10/100 LAN Card Model no: LNE100tx version 5.1

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Old 02-23-2003, 04:37 PM   #11
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If you have a router connected to your machine which allocates ip adresses automatically, then when you /stand/sysinstall, and choose post install FreeBSD, and go in Networking, you have to let DHCP find setup everything for you automagically.

If you your ip address is not allocated automatically by a router, then I do not know.
 
Old 02-23-2003, 04:39 PM   #12
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No, the NIC does not work. I've tried the /stand/sysinstall many times with no results.

It works in Linux, and FreeBSD 5.0 but not in FreeBSD 4.7
 
  


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