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I just got a new Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse and I am having some issues getting it to work in X. I have used the mouse in windows and I know it is working properly as well. When I plug it in to my Slackware box I get the following dmesg response that implies to me that the mouse is being detected properly by the kernel:
hub.c: New USB device 00:10.1-2, assigned address 11
input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop<< 2.10] on USB3.11.1
This thing is when Gnomne starts up the mouse behaves very strangly. Every mouse movement generates a middle click event and the buttons do not respond properly when clicked.
Thanks for the suggestion comprookie2000. I did that and it definately smoothed out the mouse movement.
However, I am still having problems with what events are generated by what actions. Every mouse move generates a left click and the buttons are not mapped correctly. Is there anything else to try to fix those events?
Put a # in front of these
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "Buttons" "5"
and for this Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
try Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Save the file as /etc/X11/xorg.conf.working then if something happens you have a working backup
Meshach, what does (as root) lsmod show? Lsusb should show ur mouse. Check /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and scan usb sexn for what is uncommented. My rc.modules sexn has none uncommented . My /etc/X11/xorg.conf mouse sexn has
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Review 12/06/05 LQ entry396708 by venom96737.
Meshac another user uncommented usbhid and usbcore in etc/rc.d/rc.modules and used /dev/input/mice with ExplorerPS2 protocol in etc/X11/xorg.conf. That got his wireless mouse to work...Remeber Venom post from December?