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Distribution: slamd64 2.6.12 Slackware 2.4.32 Windows XP x64 pro
I have both the 2.6.9 and 2.6.10 working on my -current box. Typing from 2.6.10 firefox in kde. I had the same problems but after numerous compiles I got all my hardware working including my dc10+ capture card. All I can say is write down all of your hardware before recompile and use menuconfig to activate all of it and deactivate the stuff not needed.
I tried using /dev/input/mouse0 and /dev/input/mice as well, and the mouse still doesn't work. I donno what the problem could be. Is it possible that I compiled something wrong with the mouse? I assumed that if it worked, then the compile part must have gone right.
This seems to be the only thing that doesn't work though, besides my sound, which works but not the way it works in Windows.
What X version are you using? Are you using 10.0 w/ no patches, 10.0 w/ patches, current?
I'm using current w/ 2.6.10, M$ USB Intellimouse Optical - 7 buttons. It works in every app except Konqueror(side buttons). I previously had to use IMWheel to get the side buttons to work correctly, but with X 6.8.1, this would break it. Once I removed IMWheel, and only used xmodmap, it works fine. I'm using the same xorg.conf options as you. So when you test it, try using Netscape/Moz/Firefox instead of Konq. You may also want to double-check you X log file to make sure it's loading the mouse correctly. Feel free to print it here if you're not sure.
I've read a lot of posts about 2.6.10 giving people issues but it's been nothing but great for me. In fact, without it I probably wouldn't be using Slack at all. It's the only kernel that will get my tuner card working =)
I'm using 10.0 with no patches, so whatever version of X it comes with I guess. Should I update to the latest version? I donno if I have IMWheel installed.
I use Firefox as my browser, and have tested in Firefox as well as the KDE file browser, whatever it is called. The mouse worked perfect in both previous to 2.6.10. I'll double check my X log file as well.
Okay, so I got frustrated with Linux for a while since I couldn't get these two things working properly. But I've decided to give it a go again. Here's the portion of my xorg log file that pertains to the input devices. If there's something else I missed, let me know and I'll paste it up here as well.
(**) Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
(**) Mouse1: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Mouse1: Protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse1: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Option "Buttons" "7"
(==) Mouse1: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
(**) Mouse1: ZAxisMapping: buttons 6 and 7
(**) Mouse1: Buttons: 7
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard1" handled by legacy driver
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "NVIDIA Event Handler" (type: Other)
(II) Mouse1: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
SetClientVersion: 0 8
(II) 3rd Button detected: disabling emulate3Button
I didn't see any warnings, so I donno what the problem could be?
Okay, update. The mouse is now my only problem. I fixed a problem I was having with man pages after the recompile, and I finally figured out how to route the sound to the proper channels. But I still can't get the mouse to work right!
HOWEVER, I did notice a couple of interesting things.
1) My X log makes reference to emulate3button mouse, however I have that line commented out in my xorg.conf. So why is it used at startup?
2) If I do a "cat /proc/bus/input/devices" this is what I see:
Why does it show ImPS/2 if I have Intellimouse Explorer specified in the conf file? Is it possible that xorg is loading a different config file at startup? If so, how do I tell which file is being used? the Xorg log file says it's using xorg.conf, and would lead me to believe that everything is loading up okay but the mouse doesn't work and /proc/bus/input/devices does not show the same mouse I specified...
Got same problem. I have Slack 10.2 newly installed,so I have two kernels, 2.4.31 and 2.6.13,both I got with distro.
In 2.4.31 mouse wheel works (now only 5 buttons work for me,but I think,I can improve this), but in 2.6.13 there is no way to get working more than 3 buttons (a they are weird mapped).
Maybe there is problem in X configuration,because I found that X are using another mouse,than I specify in Xorg.conf.
Is there another place,where to specify mouse parameters,in 2.6.x kernels?
I noticed,that in 2.6.x there is native support for evdev,which 2.4.x do not have...can it be our problem? Don't we need to specify mouse parameters for evdev,beside for Xorg?