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Old 05-11-2004, 03:15 PM   #1
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fedora core1 LabTec USB optics mouse


Hey guys....

I was under the impression that things like mice used standart protocols...
a sort of One driver fits them all kind of thing.

i know fedora is correctly setup with HID and USB mouse support, because my fiends USB optical mouse works fine on my pc, but after buying one for myself.... well, it doesnt work for some reason.

luckily the mosue came with a PS/2 / USB connector, and my optics mouse works fine through PS/2.

the mouse is a Labtec mouse.

was i true in my generic mouse driver assumtion, and blame an incorrect X-server configureation. or do i blame driver in-compatability and upgrade my kernel ?

any ideas ?
thanX
 
Old 05-11-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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Check your XF86Config file for configuration of X. There is a Section called Mouse. And see what is selected there as the type of your mouse. If you had a PS/2 mouse before, it is probably still set to PS/2 mouse and you need to change it.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 04:38 PM   #3
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my mouse configs for XF86Config

Quote:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSectio
with my friends usb Fedora did all the configureation for me...
and does with this mouse, but only when its pluged into ps/2

what changes should i make for the usb mouse ?
 
Old 05-11-2004, 04:53 PM   #4
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with my friends usb Fedora did all the configureation for me...
and does with this mouse, but only when its pluged into ps/2
When did it recognize the mouse of your friend? Try enabling the service kudzu in System settings --> Server settings --> Services --> kudzu (check it and Files --> Save) then reboot your computer and it should recognize your new mouse (plug it in as USB before yourestart).
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:35 PM   #5
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already tried that, kudzu detected my friends usb mouse, but not mine.

which is why im confused, i thought one three button USB wheel mouse would use the same protocol as anouther 3 button USB wheel mouse, and therefore be detected just the same.... but aparently that is not so.

the mouse did come wih an install disk (for windows) maybe ive got a mutant mouse...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:43 PM   #6
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perhaps. Email the manufacturer if they have linux drivers or have any suggestions on what to do with linux.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:30 PM   #7
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the box did say "minimum system requirements.... MICROSOFT WINDOWS"

but then again... doesnt everything, even my nvidia graphics card :S

so i would assume i would get the usual responce (if any)
we dont support linux.
 
  


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