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Old 10-14-2003, 09:54 PM   #1
alpinewonder
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Microsoft Wireless Desktop MOUSE troubles


Hello all,

I have installed Slackware after having annoying troubles with Redhat. I have the Microsoft Wireless Desktop which can run both the keyboard and the mouse off on one usb plug. It won't run both of them in linux, but it also has a serial connecter that can run the keyboard, leaving the USB for the mouse. The mouse will respond this way but unfortunately not properly. The mouse will only move up and down when I move the mouse left or right, and it will move right when i click any of the buttons. The mouse has 2 buttons and a scroll wheel.

Here is the mouse section of my XF86Config file...
(A lot of the stuff I added here from suggestions from other sites, feel free to tell me delete uneeded things.)

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Button Number" "3"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Anyone have any experience with how I can get my mouse to work? I've been looking all around but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 03:52 AM   #2
schatoor
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Try changing the protocall. I doubt imps/2 is the right one for an serial mouse. Instead, try

Option "protocol" "microsoft"
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:40 AM   #3
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I have tried using the Microsoft protocol, and when I do it will jump around the screen almost randomly, and randomly click. The mouse isn't using the serial connector, only the keyboard is. The mouse runs off of the usb cable. Is there a different protocol I should try? Thanks.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:19 AM   #4
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Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

insert the REAL device (/dev/mouse is probably just a symlink). if you use kernel 2.4.xx and devfs then this probably will be /dev/input/mouse0 or so.

then come again and tell us if it helped...

g

raven
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:38 AM   #5
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Ok, I tried Raven's suggestion and I put /dev/input/mouse0 for "device" and it is still only moving up and down. My entry in the XF86Config file for the mouse section looks just like what Raven posted above. Any other ideas? Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:50 AM   #6
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Some info can be found at http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html, but frankly, I doubt if it works for this device (it's microsoft you know...).

PS. I have similar mouse'n'keyboard, tried every possible protocol, but in vain....
 
Old 10-16-2003, 06:50 AM   #7
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Hello again,
Yesterday I checked again all my config against the guide I mentioned in my previous post, and presto, it's finally WORKING as USB!
So to the same and you'll be there!

Bye!
 
Old 03-08-2006, 08:46 AM   #8
cmoreira
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Talking

Please!

I know the post is quite old but I'm having the same problem...

I have the M$ Wireless Optical Desktop and the keyboard is working but the mouse....

Thanks a lot!

Carlos

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobra7x
Hello again,
Yesterday I checked again all my config against the guide I mentioned in my previous post, and presto, it's finally WORKING as USB!
So to the same and you'll be there!

Bye!
 
Old 04-10-2006, 06:42 AM   #9
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I just got mine to work by using the USB connector for the mouse and using the Intellimouse PS/2 on USB protocol.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "IMPS/2 on USB"
  Option       "Protocol" "imps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "USB-Mouse"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
This is working on SuSE 10, and configured through SaX2.

Last edited by MarkMann; 04-10-2006 at 06:44 AM.
 
  


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