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Old 01-06-2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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Question PS/2 mouse on Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop

Hello, everybody.

I'm trying to get my laptop to recognize the optional plug-in-able PS/2 mouse. Currently it gives me no indication that it's plugged in at all. The touch pad still works fine if I leave it on, and there is no activity at all if I turn the touchpad off. I've tried plugging it in at boot, with the touch pad on, with it off, with the computer on, with the computer off, etc., and still no luck. Does anybody have any ideas?


Old 01-07-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly the configuration for a mouse is in the xorg.conf file. There should be a section called mouse. In that section there is a specific driver to load. You should see if it lists "PS/2" or something of that sort. I'm sorry I'm not exactly sure but I'm not currently on a linux machine. That should give you a good start as far as figuring this problem out. Good luck.
Old 01-07-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Centinul.

Here's the mouse section of my xorg.conf file:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"False"
	Option		"MinSpeed"	"0.02"
	Option		"MaxSpeed"	"0.18"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"4 5"
	Option		"MaxTapTime"	"180"
	Option		"MaxTapMove"	"220"
	Option		"Edges"		"1900 5400 1900 4400"
	Option		"VertScrollDelta"	"200"
	Option		"Finger"	"25 30"
	Option		"AccelFactor"	"0.0010"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
#	Driver		"psmouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
#	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
	Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"
As you can see, there is a bit about ImPS/2. Any further ideas?




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