Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 09-15-2003, 01:19 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lost USB Mouse Device on Debian Unstable

I am trying to get a usb mouse working on Debian Unstable.

It is a microsoft explorer mouse plugged into a usb 2.0 pci card. The pci card works fine since I can use a mass storage device on it just fine, and I am getting the light on the mouse turned on.

I compiled a new 2.4.21 kernel for my debian, but I started with the source from apt-get (already had debian patches applied) and I started with the default debian config file. I only changed a few options to match my processor and enable a few extra drivers. I also turned on usb 2.0 support.

From dmesg, I believe my mouse is recognized. I have the ehci module loaded (for the pci card), and the mousedev and input modules.

At the end of dmsg is a line that starts with:

hiddev0: (Description of my mouse)Bus5:2.0

I believe it was Bus5, I've read usb devices tend to jump around buses.

I installed usbutils, but lsusb lists nothing for me. My /proc/bus/usb directory is completely empty.

I've read that if you know the mouse device you can for example type:

cat /dev/input/mice

And then wiggle the mouse and get some output. Well, no devices seem to give me output.

So I believe my usbmouse is recognized, but I can't tell which device it is.

If it's something deeper, like a module I forgot to compile and load, I'm more than willing to recompile.

I know I can use the ps/2 adapter, but I've already got the mouse configured on 4 other operating systems (including FreeBSD) and I don't really want to change all those. Also, I'm viewing this as a learning experience.

So mainly I just want to know if my mouse is being recognized, and if it is, which device is it?

Thanks for anything,

Old 09-16-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Debian Sarge
Posts: 259

Rep: Reputation: 30
Did you specifically include bus mouse support when you recompiled your kernel? It's located in Character devices->Mice->Bus mouse. If so try

# modprobe busmouse


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mandriva 2006 usb mouse lost parametric Mandriva 2 10-23-2005 06:09 AM
is ubuntu unstable less unstable than debian unstable? lefty.crupps Ubuntu 9 10-14-2005 01:38 PM
USB mouse on Slackware10 ( Or other device too ) caovankhanhvn Linux - Laptop and Netbook 9 08-12-2004 08:13 AM
Problems configuring netgear ma111 usb adaptor with Debian unstable wagdog Linux - Wireless Networking 5 08-09-2004 08:15 PM
Debian unstable - supermount and usb-storage !nkubus Debian 1 07-19-2004 01:42 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration