FreeBSD starts moused even when it’s disabled in rc.conf

With moused_enable="NO" in rc.conf, my box still starts moused for ums0 on boot.

This started happening after I rebuilt my kernel with and had the Synaptics touchpad enabled. I now have two mice – the USB one (/dev/ums0) and the touchpad (/dev/psm0). With the current configuration, the former is unusable in Xorg, yet usable in the console. The reverse applies to the touchpad.

Anyway, to really stop moused from starting up for ums0, add (as the release notes for FreeBSD 6.0 suggest)

moused_ums0_enable="NO"

to /etc/rc.conf.

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One Comment

  1. Posted December 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Just was i was looking for. i was getting moused starting automatically on a KVM VPS. no real use for a mouse in that environment… Thanks.

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