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Old 04-04-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
michalng
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MS Laser 6000 Mouse not working in Debian


Recently installed Debian testing with KDE 3.5.10 (thru kde-core)

Just bought a microsoft Laser 6000 (usb wired) mouse and noticed that the left mouse button does not work. Confirmed that it works in other distro.

Googled and found that many had advised to modify the xorg.conf file with something like this
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
EndSection
and restart Xserver.

However, when I restart Xserver, kdm didn't start and I was in shell.
Restore xorg.conf and reboot and gets kdm back but the left mouse button is still not working.

Also tried dpkg--reconfigure xserver-xorg and same problem persist.

What should I do to get this mouse working?
 
Old 04-04-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
amani
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Did you mess with the Identifier and Device lines?
Use the old one.
consider changing the protocol to IMPS/2

or


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "EvMouse"
Driver "evdev"
Option "evBits" "+0-2 -3"
EndSection


add EvMouse to Serverlayout as input device
 
Old 04-04-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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This is a big mistake ...

turns out the mouse is defective with an intermittent contact problem

Last edited by michalng; 04-05-2009 at 07:41 AM.
 
  


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