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Just wondering - I got a cordless mouse as part of a package today and thought it might be handy to be able to use it to change volume/channel in TV/video applications when I'm sitting on the couch. It's too small to use as my standard mouse, but is there a way to have both mice recognised and usable? I'm pretty sure I've used two mice concurrently on a Windows machine, though I might be mistaken. Any ideas how I might do this in Xorg.conf?
The answer is yes. I have a HTPC with an old wireless mouse connected by the serial port and a normal mouse connected by the PS/2 port. Both of them work. Either will move the pointer around.
Back when I was running Windows 98 on my HTPC, both of them worked also.
Oh the way I did it in xorg.conf was to manually add a mouse entry for the serial mouse. However, this might only have been necessary because the serial port doesn't have any hardware autodetection capabilities.
On a laptop, the "pointing stick", the touchpad, and an external USB mouse will all work together. Just as long as you and your friend/significant/dog/cat don't try to control the cursor at the same time....
I don't really know how to fix your problem. I just tested out some USB mice on my main computer--it has just one mouse device entry, which looks like your "Logitech Mouse" entry.
I had a PS/2 mouse and two USB mice attached at the same time. All three mice worked, even though there was only one InputDevice configured. I suppose /dev/input/mice gracefully handles multiple simultaneous mouse devices (at least as long as they're PS/2 or USB).
BTW, I'm using Debian 4.0, which may have some small differences with Kubuntu Edgy.
Hey, I just had a thought--maybe your computer's BIOS is set to a "legacy" mouse compatability mode, or something like that? Many BIOS's have options to make USB keyboards and/or mice emulate PS/2 devices (for operating systems that lack adequate USB support). I can see that if such a compatability mode is activated, only one USB mouse would be active at a time.
But that wouldn't explain your issue with the mouse vs webcam, of course.