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Old 04-17-2004, 05:36 AM   #1
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new usb mouse


right now i am using a standard ps/2 mouse
but i just baught this new usb wireless mouse from best buy
and i am wondering how to get it working in linux

heres what it says at my start up

i am guessing i have to change something in the xf86config
but i am not sure what.
do i have to find a driver for the mouse?

here is some output that might help...

bash-2.05b# dmesg | grep usb
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x4b4/0x6370) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver usbmouse
input0: Acrox Acrox RF Ball Mouse on usb2:2.0
usbmouse.c: v1.6:USB HID Boot Protocol mouse driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
bash-2.05b#

sry for the noob question
any help?
 
Old 04-17-2004, 11:25 AM   #2
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"usb.c: registered new driver usbmouse
input0: Acrox Acrox RF Ball Mouse on usb2:2.0
usbmouse.c: v1.6:USB HID Boot Protocol mouse driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid"

"do i have to find a driver for the mouse?"

I think that you already have the correct driver installed.

"i am guessing i have to change something in the xf86config
but i am not sure what."

Fedora set up my /etc/X11/XF86Config to handle both a USB mouse and a PS/2 mouse although I have never used a USB mouse. Here is the mouse section of my /etc/X11/XF86Config:

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"
EndSection


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Old 07-10-2004, 07:14 AM   #3
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how would i get the mouse working before X just in the cli
 
  


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