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Old 09-10-2004, 08:44 PM   #1
quantum_comp
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usb mouse in X has only horizontal movement


hi,
I installed Slackware 10.0, with my Microsoft mouse (2 button + 1 wheel) plugged into the USB port. It is recognized correctly at /dev/mouse, and the mouse pointer, cut/paste etc work fine on the text commandline. But when I start X, the mouse pointer has only horizontal movement, and only along the top edge of the screen.

My xorg.conf has,

Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" <-- this soft links to ./dev/input/mice
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"

(I typed the above from memory, so may have typos...)

I also tried loading,
modprobe hid
modprobe usbmouse
modprobe mousedev
individually, but the problem persists.

Any suggestions ?

thanks.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 11:21 PM   #2
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Try...
Code:
Option      "Protocol" "ImPS/2" # Should make the mouse a happy camper
Option  "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" # Gotta give the wheel some lovin', too.
Don't forget to restart the Xserver after you make the changes (Just logging out of X won't cut it)

Last edited by mcleodnine; 09-10-2004 at 11:23 PM.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:02 AM   #3
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Hi Community

I've got the same problem with my IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 USB...

The mouse pointer has only horizontal movement!?

Here is the xorg.conf of my Slackware 10.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"   "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"   "9600"
#    Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection
 
Old 09-12-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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Have you tried Option Protocol "Auto"?
 
Old 09-19-2004, 04:41 AM   #5
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Now i know the solution...

Ich had to unload the "usbmouse" kernel module...

Don't ask me why this solution helps, but now it works
 
Old 09-19-2004, 11:27 PM   #6
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Ahhh. Were you by chance running 'gpm'? (allows you to use the mouse in the console, no X)
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:02 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by die_rattte
Now i know the solution...

Ich had to unload the "usbmouse" kernel module...

Don't ask me why this solution helps, but now it works
Could You write a little tutorial how to do this ???:> I am complete newbie with linux.... i would be very gratefull .
 
  


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