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Old 09-05-2003, 03:51 AM   #1
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Installing USB Mouse in Debian


I've attempted to install Debian linux on my workstation a number of times now and I am having great trouble getting my mouse to work.

It is a USB mouse (Microsoft Optical), and I don't think that the installation is picking up my usb devices. It says nothing about 'usb.c' in dmesg. I've read many postings before and have attempted to change the X11F86Config file, but it is still not working?

How do i know if usb is being picked up? If it isn't, which i'm sure it isn't, how do i install usb support?

Hope someone can help.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 03:56 AM   #2
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does the mouse work when you plug it in using the ps/2 adapter?
 
Old 09-05-2003, 04:07 AM   #3
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I haven't attempted to get it to work with a PS/2 adapter. I can you get a usb mouse to work with a PS/2 adapter?

I just don't think debian is picking up the usb device? How do you fix that?
 
Old 09-08-2003, 04:15 AM   #4
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my mouse came with the ps/2 adaptor and it is a microsoft optical mouse. sorry i dont know that much about usb devices in linux ;-)
 
  


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