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Old 08-20-2005, 03:47 PM   #1
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Using a USB Mouse along with Touchpad


I am running slackware current on a Dell C600.
I have Both touchpad and mini joystick.
I have a USB Mouse, it does not work, although it
is recongnised USB wise, I tihnk I am missing something
from xorg.conf.

When I put in the PS2 adapter for the mouse, it works fine.

Any help would be appreciated,

Riddick
 
Old 08-20-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Add a section like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse2"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "Protocol"      "IMPS/2"
    Option      "Device"        "/dev/input/mouse0"
EndSection
Of course, the protocol can be different, and check which device is your mouse, with:
Code:
cat /dev/input/mousex
where x is some number, move your mouse and see if there is garbage on the screen. ctrl-c to end that.
In your serverlayout, tell X to use the device:
InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents"

That should do it.
 
Old 08-20-2005, 06:48 PM   #3
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Excellent - is there any way of setting that 'core' option at the end
so that both mice are used al the time?
That cat solution was very clever

Thanks Riddick
 
Old 08-20-2005, 07:35 PM   #4
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No, sorry your option was the correct one. Thanks,that was really brilliant.
 
Old 08-21-2005, 01:08 PM   #5
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Well, you could use only one one mouse entry by using the device /dev/input/mice which, afaik, is the device which 'sums' all mouse devices on your system, but I'm not sure how that works out with the protocols, i guess you should use auto then.
 
  


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