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I've had an issue for a while that I really wanted to get resolved.
I've got a USB optical microsoft mouse (not intellemouse). But in linux it won't work. In windows its fine.
On start up it ask me to select the mouse etc but any that I've tried result in the mouse just not working, no errors.
Has anyway had one working? , if so what type of mouse did you set it to.
Now the interesting catch, I've got a ps/2 converter for it and if I use that in linux it works fine as a generic mouse. But windows hangs on start up (sound familar?)
So it means I've got to unplug the mouse and plug it into ps/2 port for linux and usb for windows..
Any ideas on how I get get the usb thing working for linux, I don't even wanna attempt getting ps/2 working with windows, its more trouble than its worth.
Oh yea.. I'm using REDHAT 7.1..forgot the kernel version..2.2.something..
well to tell you the truth.. getting a usb mouse to work in linux probably as much trouble as ps/2 mouse working in windows.. i stay away from usb in linux for the time being until the support gets better....
A PS/2 mouse uses IRQ 7. In windows the IRQ sharing is supposed to work so it shouldn't matter if another device also uses this IRQ. I have never really trusted that though especially if it is causing problems. So if there is any card in your machine using IRQ 7 try setting it to another IRQ. Or remove the card temporarily and see if you can get the mouse to work then.
I have problems with some of my USB devices. And I haven't taken the time to figure that out yet so I wouldn't know how to get your mouse working as a USB mouse.
By the way I have the same mouse as you have and I've always used it as a ps/2 mouse both in windows and linux without any problems.
Ok, well I guess if I want usb I gotta wait..
But yea I"ll find out if anything is grabbing the irq for it..I know my modem used to want to be on a different comm port for win98 and win2k when I had it tripple booting..no idea why..windows strangeness..
7 mins til I finish work..joy..
I've got a laptop with ML8.1 and I have both the glidepoint and a USB mouse working. I had some trouble getting both to work at once for a while, but I was always able to have at least one working. If I changed it in the config, I had to reboot to get the new one to work. It finally works OK which is good. I might be able to post my config file when I get home if you like.
I have just installed RH7.2 and previously had Mandy8.1 both of them work fine with my optical logitech USB mouse, my first guess wuold be the kernel you use doesn't support USB well yet, get kernel-2.4.x it has good support for USB devices
usb support under linux is always improving... under kernel 2.2.x, it's practically useless. kernel 2.4.x has pretty good usb support - hot-plugging doesn't work, if i remember correctly, but most usb mouses are well supported. rh 7.1 had a 2.2.x kernel, and 7.2 had a 2.4.x... which is why the 7.2 install caught the usb mouse.
Using Mandrake 8.1 and using a USB Microsoft Wheel Mouse optical 5 btn (got it for 25 bux OEM MUHAHAHAHA). works like a charm.
My kernel revision is 2.4.8-32 hope this helps and no i am not using the converter as it reduces the amount of scans that USB supports. (reduced accuracy). If your an avid gamer like me you need accuracy lol