Ok, I got pissed off at Red Hat because the programs it uses are strange (gcc2.96 can't compile XMAME
) so I ditched it for Debian.
It looks great, apt rules and it gives me full control of everything installed.
I used a (3.0/woody/testing) minimal Net Install CD image and quickly set it to get Unstable so I have the latest everything...
Had some problems installing the new kernel but it's going alright now.
But both before and after I changed to unstable the mouse would not work. I use a Logitech Mouseman iFeel USB with 3 normal buttons + clickable wheel...
I also tried a MS Intellimouse PS2, some crap 2 button PS2 mouse and a MS Mouse 1.0 serial, none of those worked either (I did change the X drivers to the right ones when I changed mice)
I went to www.linux-usb.org
as suggested by the package info of Debian's usbmgr daemon thingy, and the HID installation guide didn't help.
It told me to add a /dev/input/mice with some command, which I did, and it doesn't do anything (cat /dev/input/mouse returns nothing)
lsmod does display the hid, mousedev, and input modules that site said I need, in addition to "usbcore"
cat /proc/bus/usb/devices also returns nothing so it's not detecting my mouse, I guess...
but the interesting thing is, when I go into lbreakout (a game, which is currently using aalib :P) moving my mouse causes a gpm-type cursor to do random things.
So I know the input from my mouse is doing SOMETHING. But I don't know how to fix it to do what it is SUPPOSED to.
Extra info: I have Debian's kernel 2.4.17-K7. Motherboard is an MSI K7T Turbo of some sort with a KT133 chipset (I think. The one without DDR.) with a Tbird 1.4ghz
I don't think anything else matters about my hardware, but just in case I have a WD 7200rpm 40GB HD of some sort, an MSI Geforce2MX, an original SBLive, and a 3c905 Fast Etherlink III NIC that is working great, or else I wouldn't be posting this.
I'd really like any help you can give, since I'm not a Lynx fan. I'm really not liking having to page through links.
Any strangeness in formatting of the above should be blamed on Lynx, not me. I am perfect. It's Lynx that isn't. Yeah.