My gpm and X configs are definitely OK, thanks.
I have finally had some success. I have got both mice working after some config changes and a kernel recompile. The problem appears to reside with my keyboard. As soon as hotplug picks it up my mouse/mice freeze and in syslog I get;
USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [CHESEN USB Keyboard] on usb2:3.0
USB HID v1.10 Pointer [CHESEN USB Keyboard] on usb2:3.1
/etc/hotplug/usb.agent: ... no modules for USB product a81/101/110
The keyboard (CoolerMaster EAK-US1) is suppopsedly HID compliant. Is this a common ploblem? I can't find much info about it on the web.
Has anyone else ever solved a problem like this? Why do my mice fail when the keyboard is plugged in?? Arrghhhh!
Also, when getting my mice running hotplug loads the kernel module, usbmouse.o - the one that it explicitly states not to use in the guide on usb-linux.org, and in the kernel documentation. wtf???
Have to say I am very disappointed with linux USB so far....
All suggestions welcome