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Old 06-24-2005, 01:06 PM   #1
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USB mouse and Fedora Core 4

I just bought a USB mouse and I'm having a lot of trouble installing it. The mouse works but I'm getting this choppy/jerky motion when I move the cursor around and its annoying. The mouse is wireless, I just recompiled my kernel and I'm running the newest version, 2.6.12-1, and as well I have the synaptics driver installed to disable the double-click feature that comes with the touchpad, because that is annoying too.

I have tried almost every configuration you can imagine in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, and here is the current one that I am using:

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "TouchPad"  "AlwaysCore"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "synaptics"
	Load  "dri"

#Section "InputDevice"
#        Identifier  "USB Mouse"
#  	Driver      "mouse"
#      	Option      "Protocol"   "Auto"
#  	Option      "Device"     "/dev/mouse"
#  	Option      "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
#  	Option      "Buttons" "5" 
# EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier    "TouchPad"
  Driver        "synaptics"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
  Option        "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
  Option        "LeftEdge"      "1700"
  Option        "RightEdge"     "5300"
  Option        "TopEdge"       "1700"
  Option        "BottomEdge"    "4200"
  Option        "FingerLow"     "25"
  Option        "FingerHigh"    "30"
  Option        "MaxTapTime"    "0"
  Option        "MaxTapMove"    "0"
  Option        "VertScrollDelta" "100"
  Option        "MinSpeed"      "0.09"
  Option        "MaxSpeed"      "0.18"
  Option        "AccelFactor"   "0.0015"
  Option        "SHMConfig"     "on"

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

#Section "InputDevice"
#	Identifier  "Synaptics"
#	Driver      "synaptics"
#	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
#	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
#	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
	VertRefresh  40.0 - 70.0
	Option	    "dpms"

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "vesa"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "VESA driver (generic)"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
Is the synaptics driver messing something up, I've looked at about 5 different sites and tried to use their settings and still nothing. I also tried chaning the symlink to /dev/input/mice and /dev/mouse and that did nothing as well. Any thoughts?

Old 06-25-2005, 05:51 AM   #2
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since it's a wireless mouse,have you tried selecting a different channel?
Old 06-26-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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mouse troubles or wireless troubles?


I'm using an USB keyboard an an USB mouse which work without any problem on my machine (wired however). I have seen the same problems on my fathers machine which runs windoze eXtraProblems ;=)) In that case, the wireless devices caused the trouble. Now he uses a wired mouse and keyboard and troubles are gone. The channel choice doesn't work very well too in my experience. If u want USB, maybe u should reinstall FC4 as u added the devices later. Maybe it depends on the chipset too. I have to mention I'm using the 64-bit version of FC4.

The specs of my machine :

AMD Athlon 3500+
ASUS A8N SLI (motherboard)
Kingston DDR400 2*512MB
2* WD Raptor SATA 36 Mb
ASUS EN5750 (graphical card)
Microsoft Intellipoint in USB-connection
Logitech Keyboard in USB-connection

good luck!!!



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