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Old 05-28-2002, 04:29 AM   #1
redgore
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Unhappy USB mouse!


I have a logitech Ifeel USB mouse. Every time i turn on it alternates wether the light lights up or not. Either way 'X -configure' cant find my mouse. I havent touched the kernel so do i need to delve in and install HID etc? if so how do i do it? if not what do i need to do?
 
Old 05-28-2002, 05:05 AM   #2
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Re: USB mouse!

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Originally posted by redgore
I have a logitech Ifeel USB mouse. Every time i turn on it alternates wether the light lights up or not. Either way 'X -configure' cant find my mouse. I havent touched the kernel so do i need to delve in and install HID etc? if so how do i do it? if not what do i need to do?
USB support has to be compiled into the kernel (or compiled as a module). Without kernel support for USB it won't work.
If you have your kernel source ready, read the Documentation/input/input.txt file in your linux kernel source dir.
It explains which drivers to activate in your kernel and how to setup the mouse for use with GPM and with X.
 
Old 05-29-2002, 02:43 PM   #3
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Check out USB support in kernel
you can do that in commands as follow :
type :
/usr/src/linux

then

make xconfig(in xwindows)
or
make menuconfig

go to USB support and check out that usb-ohci are built in or module. And check in the usb mouse section in kernel if the modules you want are being load (i run 2.4.8 kernel).Also check Insmode and see if your mouse is load.

After you finish this run "make dep"

reboot and see if you mouse is working okey

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