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Old 10-18-2005, 03:32 PM   #1
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using USB port on montor for mouse

I have a Dell M60 laptop running RHE3, connected to 2 Dell flat screens, and a USB mouse. The mouse works fine when connected directly to a USB port on the laptop, but I'd like to use one of the USB ports on the monitor instead. The monitor comes with a cable that connects it to the USB port. When I try to boot with the mouse connected to the monitor, the mouse doesn't work. I used to have a USB keyboard and could daisy-chain the mouse to that - but the monitor is different as it isn't a USB device. Do I have to change something in the XF86Config? I wouldn't think that I'd have to mount the monitor as a USB device...

Old 10-19-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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What does this command output?
ls /dev/usb
Never heard of a monitor with USB ports on it, that's just plain weird.
Old 10-19-2005, 10:36 AM   #3
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Yikes, there's lots of stuff....

auer1   dabusb1   dc2xx10  hiddev11  lp12      mdc80013   scanner13  ttyUSB14
auer10  dabusb10  dc2xx11  hiddev12  lp13      mdc80014   scanner14  ttyUSB15
auer11  dabusb11  dc2xx12  hiddev13  lp14      mdc80015   scanner15  ttyUSB2
auer12  dabusb12  dc2xx13  hiddev14  lp15      mdc8002    scanner2   ttyUSB3
auer13  dabusb13  dc2xx14  hiddev15  lp2       mdc8003    scanner3   ttyUSB4
auer14  dabusb14  dc2xx15  hiddev2   lp3       mdc8004    scanner4   ttyUSB5
auer15  dabusb15  dc2xx2   hiddev3   lp4       mdc8005    scanner5   ttyUSB6
auer2   dabusb2   dc2xx3   hiddev4   lp5       mdc8006    scanner6   ttyUSB7
auer3   dabusb3   dc2xx4   hiddev5   lp6       mdc8007    scanner7   ttyUSB8
auer4   dabusb4   dc2xx5   hiddev6   lp7       mdc8008    scanner8   ttyUSB9
auer5   dabusb5   dc2xx6   hiddev7   lp8       mdc8009    scanner9   usblcd
auer6   dabusb6   dc2xx7   hiddev8   lp9       rio500     ttyUSB0
auer7   dabusb7   dc2xx8   hiddev9   mdc8000   scanner0   ttyUSB1
auer8   dabusb8   dc2xx9   lp0       mdc8001   scanner1   ttyUSB10
auer9   dabusb9   hiddev0  lp1       mdc80010  scanner10  ttyUSB11
cpad0   dc2xx0    hiddev1  lp10      mdc80011  scanner11  ttyUSB12


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