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Old 06-10-2004, 12:51 PM   #1
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Distribution: Debian Lenny - Kernel
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USB Mouse on a 2.6.5 Kernel

Very recently I decided to make a fresh install of Debian on my laptop to reorganize my partitions and such. I was using kernel 2.4.23 and both the touchpad (with tapping) and usb mouse were working like a charm with the following mouse specification XF86Config-4:
#Section "InputDevice"
#       Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
#       Driver          "mouse"
#       Option          "CorePointer"
#       Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
#       Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
#       Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
#       Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "PS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
Now this may seem weird because the usb mouse configuration is commented out... but it worked. Now, on the other hand, it does now. I compiled a 2.6.5 kernel and enable all the USB host controllers as modules along with usb hid and I just don't seem to be able to get the mouse to work. I've tried uncommenting it's configuration, of course. If you could tell me which kernel options you enabled to be able to use your usb mouse and how your XF86Config-4 is I'd be really grateful.

On a side note. My touchpad tapping isn't working either although I can use it to move the mouse. It did work with just these settings with 2.4.23 kernel. So if anyone reading this threads sees anything wrong with my configuration or has an idea of how to fix it, please see my other thread regarding that problem:

Old 06-11-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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Distribution: Debian Lenny - Kernel
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I don't know if this narrows the problem down... but. Once I connect the mouse the red light blinks for a second and then just turns off. That's all the progress I've had. So if anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.


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