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Old 02-14-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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gentoo and mice

i`ve just installed gentoo on my laptop.
i want to configure the mouse, i have a usb scroll mouse. the gentoo homepage says to use the /dev/input/mice, but this link does not exist. the /dev/input folder is empty....

what to to???
Old 02-14-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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I have used a couple different options successfully. With the 2.4.xx kernel I use /dev/psaux and for the 2.6.xx kernel I use /dev/misc/psaux.

You could try one of these and see where it gets you.

Old 02-14-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply.

just tried to use both /dev/psaux and /dev/misc/psaux.
running the 2.4.24 kernel on a compaq laptop, the touchpad is working with these two options, but not the mouse.


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