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Old 01-30-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
djgerbavore
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setup up a usb mouse


hello,
i have two mouses. one is hooked up via PS/2 port, and that one works fine, however the usb mouse isn't working, I'm new to configuring linux systems, so i need help so i can have both mouses working at the same time....


thanks
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Old 01-30-2005, 05:12 PM   #2
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Perhaps you could post your xorg.conf file here ? It should be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. (Or XF86Config-4, in the same directory if you can't find the xorg conf).

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
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here is my XFree86Config file:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout" 
Identifier     "XFree86 Configured" 
Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0 
InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer" 
InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" 
EndSection 
 
Section "Files" 
RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb" 
ModulePath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules" 
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" 
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" 
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" 
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/" 
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" 
FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" 
EndSection 
 
Section "Module" 
Load  "glx" 
Load  "record" 
Load  "extmod" 
Load  "dbe" 
Load  "dri" 
Load  "xtrap" 
Load  "type1" 
Load  "freetype" 
Load  "speedo" 
EndSection 
 
Section "InputDevice" 
Identifier  "Keyboard0" 
Driver      "keyboard" 
EndSection 
 
Section "InputDevice" 
Identifier  "Mouse0" 
Driver      "mouse" 
Option	    "Protocol" "auto" 
Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse" 
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" 
EndSection 
 
Section "Monitor" 
Identifier   "Monitor0" 
VendorName   "Monitor Vendor" 
ModelName    "Monitor Model" 
EndSection 
 
Section "Device" 
### Available Driver options are:- 
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False", 
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz" 
### [arg]: arg optional 
#Option     "DigitalVibrance"    	# <i> 
#Option     "NoFlip"             	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "Dac8Bit"            	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "NoLogo"             	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "UBB"                	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "Stereo"             	# <i> 
#Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "HWcursor"           	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i> 
#Option     "NvAGP"              	# <i> 
#Option     "IgnoreEDID"         	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "ConnectedMonitor"   	# <str> 
#Option     "ConnectedMonitors"  	# <str> 
#Option     "TVStandard"         	# <str> 
#Option     "TVOutFormat"        	# <str> 
#Option     "RenderAccel"        	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "CursorShadow"       	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "CursorShadowAlpha"  	# <i> 
#Option     "CursorShadowXOffset" 	# <i> 
#Option     "CursorShadowYOffset" 	# <i> 
#Option     "UseEdidFreqs"       	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "FlatPanelProperties" 	# <str> 
#Option     "TwinView"           	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "TwinViewOrientation" 	# <str> 
#Option     "SecondMonitorHorizSync" 	# <str> 
#Option     "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" 	# <str> 
#Option     "MetaModes"          	# <str> 
#Option     "UseInt10Module"     	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "NoTwinViewXineramaInfo" 	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "NoRenderExtension"  	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "Overlay"            	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "CIOverlay"          	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "ForceEmulatedOverlay" 	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "TransparentIndex"   	# <i> 
#Option     "OverlayDefaultVisual" 	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "NvEmulate"          	# <i> 
#Option     "NoBandWidthTest"    	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "CustomEDID-CRT-0"   	# <str> 
#Option     "CustomEDID-CRT-1"   	# <str> 
#Option     "CustomEDID-DFP-0"   	# <str> 
#Option     "CustomEDID-DFP-1"   	# <str> 
#Option     "CustomEDID-TV-0"    	# <str> 
#Option     "CustomEDID-TV-1"    	# <str> 
#Option     "TVOverScan"         	# <f> 
#Option     "IgnoreDisplayDevices" 	# <str> 
#Option     "MultisampleCompatibility" 	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "RegistryDwords"     	# <str> 
#Option     "NoPowerConnectorCheck" 	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "AllowDFPStereo"     	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "XvMCUsesTextures"   	# [<bool>] 
#Option     "HorizSync"          	# <str> 
#Option     "VertRefresh"        	# <str> 
Identifier  "Card0" 
Driver      "nvidia" 
VendorName  "nVidia Corporation" 
BoardName   "Geforce FX5200 128 MB" 
BusID       "PCI:1:0:0" 
EndSection 
 
Section "Screen" 
Identifier "Screen0" 
Device     "Card0" 
Monitor    "Monitor0" 
DefaultDepth 24 
SubSection "Display" 
Depth     1 
EndSubSection 
SubSection "Display" 
Depth     4 
EndSubSection 
SubSection "Display" 
Depth     8 
EndSubSection 
SubSection "Display" 
Depth     15 
EndSubSection 
SubSection "Display" 
Depth     16 
EndSubSection 
SubSection "Display" 
Depth     24 
EndSubSection 
EndSection
thanks,

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:45 PM   #4
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Righto -- you need to modify the file in two places. First, add the following line to the server layout section at the start, so that it becomes
Code:
Section "ServerLayout" 
        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured" 
        Screen 0       "Screen0" 0 0 
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer" 
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard" 
        InputDevice    "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection
Second, add the following section (just after the existing mouse section would be a wise idea).
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "USB Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection
You may need to add the SendCoreEvents line to the first mouse entry also (Mouse0, not the ServerLayout). Now restart X (logout, and then log back in - no need to reboot).

Good luck

mj
 
Old 01-31-2005, 07:31 AM   #5
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first of all thanks, that work, now I have both mices working.

Now my next question - how did you know that
Code:
Option     "Device"   "/dev/input/mice"
would work for a usb mouse? what happens if i want to add another mouse, do i use hte same set up for another mouse?



thanks again,

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Old 01-31-2005, 02:35 PM   #6
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Great to hear you've got them both working

AFAIK, /dev/input/mice is usually used for USB devices (multiple, if you wish), as long as you have HID and mouse support enabled in the kernel - a fairly safe bet these days. The SendCoreEvents is used to allow more than one (non-USB) mouse to be used. This is common on laptops where there might be a touchpad, a tiny joystick (both usually PS2), and a USB mouse plugged in.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 01-31-2005, 03:21 PM   #7
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hey thanks,


so any usb mouse will be in /dev/input/mice? (granted the kernel has HID and mouse support).

thanks, you have been much help.


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Old 01-31-2005, 06:03 PM   #8
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Yes, -- as far as I know anyway.

Cheers,

mj
 
  


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