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Old 05-13-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
slimjim
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kernel 2.6 optical PS/2 scrollmouse misery / Slackware 9.1


Hiya,

I compiled kernel 2.6.6 on my VAIO laptop running Slackware 9.1 yesterday, and am very happy with it - except that my Samsung optical scrollmouse doesn't work - an attempt to move it will send the cursor flying around the edges of the screen and cause various click events, entertainingly opening menus and kicking off random applications and configuration options!

Now, this is the first time I've tried a 2.6 kernel with this mouse, but it was working fine under 2.4 with the following setup in XF86Config:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
After searching this site and a few others, I've tried a few things, including adding append="psmouse_noext=1" and / or append="psmouse_resolution=200" to lilo.conf (and rebooting after running lilo of course) - all to no effect.

Interestingly, after booting up with a standard three button ball mouse plugged in then replacing it with the optical scrollwheel mouse, the optical mouse works basically fine, (except that the scrollwheel doesn't work)!

I guess there must be something fundamentally different about the mouse config in 2.6.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,
Slim
 
Old 05-14-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
Qury
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Hi,

I do not know what is your kernel config, but on my slack (also kernel 2.6.6)

I have a the following:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "USB-Mouse;IMPS/2"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

While my kernel config USB section is the following:
#
# USB Host Controller Drivers
#
CONFIG_USB_EHCI_HCD=m
# CONFIG_USB_EHCI_SPLIT_ISO is not set
# CONFIG_USB_EHCI_ROOT_HUB_TT is not set
CONFIG_USB_OHCI_HCD=m
CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=m

#
# USB Device Class drivers
#
# CONFIG_USB_AUDIO is not set
# CONFIG_USB_BLUETOOTH_TTY is not set
# CONFIG_USB_MIDI is not set
# CONFIG_USB_ACM is not set
CONFIG_USB_PRINTER=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE=y
# CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DEBUG is not set
# CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DATAFAB is not set
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_FREECOM=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_ISD200=y
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_DPCM=y
# CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_HP8200e is not set
# CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR09 is not set
# CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_SDDR55 is not set
# CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_JUMPSHOT is not set

#
# USB Human Interface Devices (HID)
#
CONFIG_USB_HID=y
CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT=y
# CONFIG_HID_FF is not set
CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV=y
# CONFIG_USB_AIPTEK is not set
# CONFIG_USB_WACOM is not set
# CONFIG_USB_KBTAB is not set
# CONFIG_USB_POWERMATE is not set
# CONFIG_USB_MTOUCH is not set
# CONFIG_USB_XPAD is not set
# CONFIG_USB_ATI_REMOTE is not set


I hope it will help.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
slimjim
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Many thanks for the response but it seems you're using a USB mouse - mine uses the PS/2 connection (hence I'm not using the /dev/input/mice device). From what I've googled over the last day or two, it seems that there's a problem in 2.6 with certain kinds of optical mouse that ran fine under 2.4. Ah well .. I expect it'll get ironed out soon!

In the meantime it's back to 2.4 for me on the laptop, as I don't really want to buy a ball mouse!
 
Old 05-14-2004, 03:05 PM   #4
jesseissorude
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same here (first post newbie)

The exact same problem happens for me with a PS/2 mouse. Would buying a new mouse fix it (from what I gather, it seems that it will and I need a new mouse anyway). If so, is there a list of mice that have good/great support under the 2.6 kernel?

I'm about ready to murder something... while I am finding the keyboard shortcuts a lot easier to use now, it still took me a friggin' year to register for this message board, get the confirmation e-mail, log in, find this post... you get the idea, I'm sure.

jesse
 
Old 05-14-2004, 06:03 PM   #5
jesseissorude
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Talking update

I normally abhor using little smiley face icons. You'll notice, however, that in this instance I've opted for not only a smiley face, but one with big-ass grinning teeth showing.
I bought a logitech PS/2 optical mouse and everything is great. I couldn't believe how easy it was to find my post and reply.
Now, on to my many other problems...

jesse
 
  


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