/etc/XF86Config file tells the X server what kind of
video card and mouse you have. You must create it to tell the
server what specific hardware you have.
The easiest way to create this file is to run the XF86Setup utility as root. Refer to QuickStart.doc for details about its use.
You'll need info on your hardware:
The recommended way to generate an
XF86Config file is to use the
XF86Setup utility. The xf86config text utility is still there
for the (few) cases where XF86Setup can't be used. Also, there is a
sample file installed as
which can be used as a starting point.
For details about the
XF86Config file format, refer to the
XF86Config(5) manual page.
Once you've set up a XF86Config file, you can fine tune the video
modes with the
If your serial mouse does not work try using
tip to connect to the mouse serial port and verify that it
does indeed generate characters.
The NetBSD pms mouse driver handles PS/2 style mice as
Busmouse. Specify the protocol as ``busmouse'' in the mouse
section of your
XF86Config file if you're using a PS/2 mouse.
Only standard PS/2 mice are supported by this driver. Newest PS/2 mice that send more than three bytes at a time (especially Intellimouse, or MouseMan+ with a ``3D'' roller) are not supported yet.
XFree86 3.3.4 and later also have support for the mouse driver included in
the new wscons console driver introduced by NetBSD 1.4. Specify
wsmouse'' as the protocol and ``
/dev/wsmouse0'' as the
/etc/XF86Config if you're using NetBSD 1.4 with
See README.mouse for general instruction on mouse configuration in XFree86.
XFree86 supports the dynamic loading of drivers for external
input devices using the
XInput extension. Currently supported
To use a specific device, add the line
in the Module section of
XF86Config, where module is the name of the
.sofile corresponding to your device. You also need to set up a XInput section in
XF86Config. Refer to the XF86Config(5) man page for detailed configuration instructions.
You can then change the device used to drive the X pointer with the xsetpointer(1) command.
For joystick support, you'll need to install the joystick device driver in the kernel. It is included in NetBSD 1.2. See joy(4) for details.
The PEX and XIE extensions are supported as external modules.
If you want to have access to these extensions, add the following
lines to the Module section of
load "pex5.so" load "xie.so"