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Old 08-13-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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USB Mouse on Embedded Linux (Debian)

Hi All,

I running a Debian version of Linux on an embedded ARM9. The Kernel was built using Buildroot and the filesystem built using TimeSys.

Kernel version is

I can plug in a USB thumbdrive and successfully mount it; however, when I plug in a USB mouse it is recognized but does not function. Here's the chunk of the boot log showing the mouse being recognized:

usb 1-1: new low speed USB device using at91_ohci and address 2                 
init started: BusyBox v1.15.3 (2010-08-04 15:38:26 CDT)                         
input: Logitech USB Mouse as /class/input/input2                                
generic-usb 0003:046D:C001.0001: input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB Mouse]
 on usb-at91-1/input0                                                           
Setting hotplug handler: [ OK ]                                                 
Creating device files: [ OK ]
I am running X11 and have a cursor on my VGA touchscreen that functions properly. I am simply trying to use a mouse for the occasions that require a lot of screen manipulation.

Any ideas?
Old 08-14-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Does it show on /dev/input/mice, or a /dev/input/mouse* node?
That said, logitech sometimes do funny stuff needing drivers - I'd love to know if a bog standard cheapo mouse was seen.


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