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Old 12-11-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
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how do you see what devices are linked to what

I was wondering how you go about checking what devices are linked to what. Right now I have a HP Pavilion xt375 and gnome runs fine on the laptop but I like to use another a mouse and another mointer when Im at home. I dont have any problems with my mointer, but my USB mouse doesn't want to work. Ive looked up a lot things and nothing so far has worked.... Ive tried /dev/usb/mouse0 and it doesnt work. I just need to know how to check what is connected to what device. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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what distro u using?
Old 12-11-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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Debian i run the 2.4.23 kernel
Old 12-11-2003, 09:50 PM   #4
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If you have the needed modules loaded you should access the mouse as /dev/input/mice. Unless compiled into the kernel you will need the modules hid, mousedev, and the module for your USB host controller, which should probably be uhci (or usb-uhci) or usb-ohci. If you have a USB 2.0 controller you should use the ehci-hcd controller.

You can try to see if the mouse works by issuing cat /dev/input/mice and moving the mouse around. If it works you'll see trash characters on the screen. Press Ctrl+C to stop oogling the mouse nonsense.



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