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Old 03-13-2006, 07:27 PM   #1
Spartan552
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optical usb mouse not working on kernel 2.6


HI! My optical usb mouse was working very well with kernel 2.4.27 but when I upgraded to 2.6 (2.6.8 then 2.6.15), the mouse woudln't work. So I just have to use my laptop's touchpad.
dmesg's output :
Quote:
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.1, id: 0xa3a0b3, caps: 0xa04713/0x10008
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input1
nothing about other mouse.
You may need more "clues" (sorry english is not my native language)...
I'm a big newbie to linux. Thank you for any help.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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Do you have a section in your xorg.conf (XF86Config) like this?
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse[1]"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "ButtonNumber" "5"
    Option         "Buttons" "5"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option         "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "imps/2"
    Option         "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:11 AM   #3
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I have 2 sections in XF86 conf:
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/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
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:05 PM   #4
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It may be because of some modules missing in "/lib/modules/2.6.15.5/kernel/drivers/input"
Quote:
spartan@azeroth:/lib/modules/2.6.15.5/kernel/drivers/input$ ls -l
total 24
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11357 2006-03-14 01:47 evdev.ko
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11374 2006-03-14 01:47 joydev.ko
I should find mousedev.ko and psmouse.ko some other .ko files. Do someone know how to get it?
 
Old 09-03-2006, 09:26 PM   #5
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by the way this can be fixed by setting
Quote:
CONFIG_USB_UHCI_HCD=m
in the "USB Host Controller Drivers" section of the kernel .config file
 
  


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