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Old 01-16-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
zipsplash
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Linux Driver for wireless mouse


I bought a wireless laser mouse for my eeepc. It only has Windows
drivers. The manufacturer Zio was bought out by someone who does not support this product.

Any ideas on how to obtain a Linux driver for the product?
 
Old 01-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #2
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Are you sure you need one? Linux doesn't usually need special drivers for things like that.

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Old 01-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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Plug your wireless mouse in, then boot, in my experience it'll be instantly recognised and just work with linux.
You do not need any "windows drivers", the linux kernel will probably just deal with it.

Plug it in and just use it.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by zipsplash View Post
I bought a wireless laser mouse for my eeepc. It only has Windows
drivers. The manufacturer Zio was bought out by someone who does not support this product.

Any ideas on how to obtain a Linux driver for the product?
Welcome to LQ!

You should plug the transceiver in one of your usb ports preferably the first hub port. If you have the system setup for a mouse then your wireless mouse should work. You may need to setup your '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' for the mouse. Most wireless mice are 'imps/2';

Code:
sample from '/etc/X11/xorg.conf';

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"

Option "Device"        "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol"      "IMPS/2"
Option "Button"        "7"
Option "ZAxizMapping"  "4 5"

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