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I recently completed (sucessfully) a linux from scratch build. I have subsequently moved on to beyond linux from scratch and have gotten DHCP to work correctly. Now I am working on installing X. One step in this is getting my mouse to work.
USB Logitech 2 button/wheel mouse
Working USB kernel (2.4.22)(usb is enabled and recognized) - built in mousedev and usb hid
The kernel recognizes the mouse (/proc/bus/usb/devices)
The problem is that when I try to make a /dev/input/mice device file, it doesn't do anything when I cat it (the way to test it) - I am following the directions from linux-usb.org and they just don't seem to be working.
On the plus side, when I generate the node and cat it, it doesn't complain, it just doesn't retrun anything. It sits there at a blank line. I tried making the node with another Major/Minor number and when I run cat on it, it says 'no such device' or something of that nature.
So, any ideas of why my mouse would not be sending information up through the device file?
Last edited by BlurredWeasel; 11-06-2003 at 03:01 AM.
Correct, when I cat the device I created with mknod (c 13 63 as options) - nothing happens. I get no output. I tried it on my redhat box which I am using as the LFS host and it does work there, so I know what it is supposed to be looking like.
Any ideas on what I should do to make the mouse get the data to the node/device file?
It is recognized in /proc/bus/usb/devices - so I know the computer knows about it, the light on the mouse is on, and also when I plug it in/out the kernel lets me know.
It just isn't making that last jump into the device file.