I don't know if there was a final solution to this issue but I had a similar problem that vexed me for about a week... (yes, I'm probably a little slow on the uptake!).
Anyway, I moved a server into a rack cabinet that had a compaq KVM switch with one of those nifty keyboard/mouseball units to control all the hardware... Well, the mouse was all over the place and I tried every variation I could think of based on the information in the document on your web site... I knew I was in the right area but just couldn't work it out... The solution was this...
There is a parameter in /etc/conf/pack.d/kbmouse/space.c which reads as follows
/* Control kbmouse wheel capability init and test */ int kbm_wheeltst = 0; /* 0=init+test, 1=no init,force off, 2=init+force on */This is the default setting (I believe).
Technically speaking the keyboard/mouseball doesn't have a "wheel".
I decided to play with this setting and changed to a value of 1 and relinked...
The little trackball in the keyboard now works like a champ!!
I could not find any reference to this setting in any documentation / web site / man page etc...
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