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Old 03-13-2002, 10:18 PM   #1
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Install USB mouse


Hello all,
I have installed RH7.1 in my laptop. The built-in touchpad is working fine. However, I want to add an external usb mouse(Microsoft IntelliMouse). I wonder if it's ok to have two mice work at the same time. I found the usb one didn't work no matter how setting I make. My current setting in XF86Config-4 is that

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "USBMice" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

.........................

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USBMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

Is that ok?


By the way , it reports error when I run the command mouseconfig, the error reads that the /etc/sysconfig/mouse has something wrong. Here is the content of that file

MOUSETYPE="ps/2"
XMOUSETYPE="PS/2"
FULLNAME="Generic Mouse (PS/2)"
XEMU3=yes
DEVICE=/dev/mouse

can anyone tell me why please?

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Rex_chaos; 03-13-2002 at 10:20 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 06:19 AM   #2
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well thats cuz your XF86Config is using the ps/2 protocol for your mouse. You have to recompile your kernel to add USB and full HID support and then change the mouse protocol to, probably imps/2 and it should work flawlessly....
 
Old 03-14-2002, 11:20 AM   #3
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DEVICE=/dev/mouse is ONLY for ps2 mice AFAIK. Point this to /dev/input/mice and It'll probably work.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 11:25 AM   #4
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But the following section is for the touchpad of my notebook.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
EndSection

If I change /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mice, the touchpad won't work anymore.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 11:41 AM   #5
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yeah, i guess the most important thing to look for now is HID support in your kernel. should be in the USB section (if i remember correctly). sounds like it might not be enabled. might also be a good idea to let us know what distro you're running.

and quite honestly, these sort of things are the type that you just need to play around with and figure out yourself. every time you run into a problem you should do extensive troubleshooting before posting a message here expecting a quick fix.

trying to teach ya to fish, ya know? :-)
 
Old 03-14-2002, 11:48 AM   #6
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Hi Syncrm, thanks for your advice. You are right, I am learning to solve the problem myself.
 
Old 03-14-2002, 01:22 PM   #7
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Yeah, after USB support is compiled into the kernel you can try /dev/mice or sometimes /dev/input/mouse0 (1, 2, 3, etc). good luck.
 
  


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