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When using <citerefentry><refentrytitle>vt</refentrytitle><manvolnum>4</manvolnum></citerefentry>, the default console driver, FreeBSD can be configured to support a mouse pointer on each virtual screen. To avoid conflicting with X, <citerefentry><refentrytitle>vt</refentrytitle><manvolnum>4</manvolnum></citerefentry> supports a virtual device called <filename>/dev/sysmouse</filename>. All mouse events received from the real mouse device are written to the <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sysmouse</refentrytitle><manvolnum>4</manvolnum></citerefentry> device via <citerefentry><refentrytitle>moused</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum></citerefentry>. To use the mouse on one or more virtual consoles, <emphasis>and</emphasis> use X, see <xref linkend="moused" remap="another section"/> and set up <citerefentry><refentrytitle>moused</refentrytitle><manvolnum>8</manvolnum></citerefentry>.
Then edit <filename>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</filename> and make sure the following lines exist:
Section "InputDevice"
Option "Protocol" "SysMouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
.....
Starting with Xorg version 7.4, the <literal>InputDevice</literal> sections in <filename>xorg.conf</filename> are ignored in favor of autodetected devices. To restore the old behavior, add the following line to the <literal>ServerLayout</literal> or <literal>ServerFlags</literal> section:
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
Some people prefer to use <filename>/dev/mouse</filename> under X. To make this work, <filename>/dev/mouse</filename> should be linked to <filename>/dev/sysmouse</filename> (see <citerefentry><refentrytitle>sysmouse</refentrytitle><manvolnum>4</manvolnum></citerefentry>) by adding the following line to <filename>/etc/devfs.conf</filename> (see <citerefentry><refentrytitle>devfs.conf</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry>):
link sysmouse mouse
This link can be created by restarting <citerefentry vendor="current"><refentrytitle>devfs</refentrytitle><manvolnum>5</manvolnum></citerefentry> with the following command (as <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>):
<prompt>#</prompt> <userinput>service devfs restart</userinput>
My mouse has a fancy wheel. Can I use it in X?
Yes, if X is configured for a 5 button mouse. To do this, add the lines <literal>Buttons 5</literal> and <literal>ZAxisMapping 4 5</literal> to the <quote>InputDevice</quote> section of <filename>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</filename>, as seen in this example:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
The mouse can be enabled in <application>Emacs</application> by adding these lines to <filename>~/.emacs</filename>:
;; wheel mouse
(global-set-key [mouse-4] 'scroll-down)
(global-set-key [mouse-5] 'scroll-up)
My laptop has a Synaptics touchpad. Can I use it in X?
Yes, after configuring a few things to make it work.
In order to use the Xorg synaptics driver, first remove <literal>moused_enable</literal> from <filename>rc.conf</filename>.
To enable synaptics, add the following line to <filename>/boot/loader.conf</filename>:
hw.psm.synaptics_support="1"
Add the following to <filename>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</filename>:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad0"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Protocol" "psm"
Option "Device" "/dev/psm0"
EndSection
And be sure to add the following into the <quote>ServerLayout</quote> section:
InputDevice "Touchpad0" "SendCoreEvents"
How do I use remote X displays?
For security reasons, the default setting is to not allow a machine to remotely open a window.
To enable this feature, start <application>X</application> with the optional <option>-listen_tcp</option> argument:
<prompt>%</prompt> <userinput>startx -listen_tcp</userinput>
What is a virtual console and how do I make more?
Virtual consoles provide several simultaneous sessions on the same machine without doing anything complicated like setting up a network or running X.
When the system starts, it will display a login prompt on the monitor after displaying all the boot messages. Type in your login name and password to start working on the first virtual console.
To start another session, perhaps to look at documentation for a program or to read mail while waiting for an FTP transfer to finish, hold down <keycap>Alt</keycap> and press <keycap>F2</keycap>. This will display the login prompt for the second virtual console. To go back to the original session, press <keycombo action="simul"><keycap>Alt</keycap><keycap>F1</keycap></keycombo>.

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(itstool) path: answer/para
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