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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.)
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.
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!