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Old 12-27-2004, 06:35 PM   #1
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USB mouse under Debian


I recently bought a Targus USB mouse, the kind that the cord wraps up. It's meant for laptop use. I can't get it to work under Debian Sarge(testing). Any ideas?
 
Old 12-27-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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Whats your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file mouse section look like?

Heres mine to give you an idea:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "TheMouse"
 Driver  "mouse"
 Option  "CorePointer"
 Option  "Device"  "/dev/input/mice"
 Option  "Protocol"  "ExplorerPS/2"
 Option  "Buttons"  "7"
 Option  "ZAxisMapping"  "6 7"
EndSection
 
Old 12-28-2004, 08:41 PM   #3
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I'll have to get that for you. I can only connect to the internet with Windows, (at least at home) so you'll have to wait
 
Old 01-02-2005, 07:57 PM   #4
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mine says
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "GlidePointPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
EndSection
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:49 PM   #5
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You have two mice in the configuration as well as the touchpad. If you have a glidepoint then the first one might actaully be the touchpad ( I'm guessing that it isn't, and that you have set this last item yourself, If not you may have to replace the touchpad with the first mouse in your setup. )

I'd recommend removing the first one, and setting the second one as the corepointer.

So I would try...
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Targa Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "AlwaysCore"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" 
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
EndSection
Don't forget to make sure the input devices are added to the server layout...

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "Keyboard"
    InputDevice "Targa Mouse"
    InputDevice "touchpad"
 EndSection

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