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Old 10-14-2003, 03:17 AM   #1
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Angry real DUMMY my MOuSE


my optical usb mouse is really dumb fellaz...

I tried all possible protocols, from imps2 to msc
ZAxisMapping "4 5" not working for me... when I choose the imps2 protoc. mouse goes crazy.. only I am able to use it as PS2 prot. BUT it does not really work well... I cannot perform my clicks smoothly...
I click several times to get a file open or close windows visit links...
while dragging the windows the cursor doesnt really grab it as it should....

i am running slackware 9.1 with kde 3.1 btw...

I also tried using gpm -R msc -m /dev/mouse -t imps2 in order to have it repeated for X since it could help and used the device as /dev/gpmdata, with protocol MouseSystems in my XF86Config file as it is stated in rc.gpm file... still no luck...

So I can only get my mouse running to some point with only the ps2 protocol and now as Mousesystems with /dev/gpmdata

my device is /dev/mouse actually.. would changin it to /dev/usb/mice or /dev/mice help?? if so how to do it?

I have a laptop and my pointglide and touchpad is working perfectly with smooth clicks and everything... the poblem is with my optical usb mouse..


what can I do more to get my dumb mouse straight??

HELLLPP PLEASE
 
Old 10-14-2003, 03:30 AM   #2
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Hi.

I'm using an MS Intellimouse Optical (over PS/2)

My XF86Config looks like:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

that.

You should use /dev/input/mice for a USB mouse (at least you do under redhat) - the rest should be the same.

Dave
 
Old 10-14-2003, 02:10 PM   #3
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how do i change from /dev/mouse to /dev/psaux or/dev/input/mice ???

Last edited by dzt; 10-14-2003 at 03:38 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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Sorry, the line that says Option "Device" "<something>" is what you're looking for.

Change the <something> to /dev/psaux for a PS/2 mouse or /dev/input/mice for a USB one.

If your mouse moves at all when plugged in as USB then the Option "Device" line is OK, if not you need to change the xxxxx to /dev/input/mouse.

It's the Option "Protocol" "xxxxxx" that you need to worry about once you can get some movement.

The available protocols are:

Auto, Microsoft, MouseSystems, MMSeries, Logitech, MouseMan, MMHitTab, GlidePoint, IntelliMouse, ThinkingMouse, AceCad, PS/2, ImPS/2, ExplorerPS/2, ThinkingMousePS/2, MouseManPlusPS/2, GlidePointPS/2, NetMousePS/2, NetScrollPS/2, BusMouse, SysMouse, WSMouse, USB, Xqueue.

It might be a case of trial and error, unless one of these looks like it might be for the make of your mouse.

Dave
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:22 PM   #5
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Last edited by ilikejam; 10-15-2003 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 08:39 PM   #6
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well thnx for ur help ill just use my touchpad for now..
 
  


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