LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2004, 10:17 AM   #1
MunCH
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Red Hat 9, Slackware
Posts: 79

Rep: Reputation: 15
Re: usb mouse to ps2 converter


Hi all, I installed a usb mose during install, and have found the performance(speed) way to slow, even with the settings on full, and I was told by a friend I would get better performance with a ps2 converter, well when I use the converter I dont get any mouse at all after boot up, ps2 mouse is enabled in my kernel(2.6.7) and my xorg.conf is setup like this:

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"


is there something I have to edit further to make it work?

Thanks for your time

MunCH
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
cb951303
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Slackware 11 + Dropline Gnome 2.16
Posts: 194

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm not sure but try
Option "Protocol" "Auto" or
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"

instead of this

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:28 AM   #3
MunCH
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Red Hat 9, Slackware
Posts: 79

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks man I shall give it a shot

Cheers

MunCH
 
Old 09-03-2004, 03:13 AM   #4
MunCH
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Red Hat 9, Slackware
Posts: 79

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
OK I tried both of those without success, a message before login says:

/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2

anyone else can perhaps help with this?

Cheers

MunCH
 
Old 09-03-2004, 11:02 AM   #5
celticX
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Northwest Ohio
Distribution: Slackware 10
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
with the converter on i believe now its considered a ps/2 mouse not usb. i would try explorer ps/2.

what mouse are you currently using?
 
Old 09-03-2004, 06:08 PM   #6
Artimus
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 30
You could try setting the device to /dev/psaux
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB Ps2 Controller converter.... c0rderr0y Linux - Hardware 1 05-07-2004 12:02 PM
changing from USB to PS2 mouse? dalesd Linux - Newbie 2 01-20-2004 10:23 PM
enabling usb mouse AND ps2 kaltag Linux - Hardware 3 12-08-2003 10:53 AM
PS/2->USB converter w/ mouse and keyboard AlThor880 Slackware 1 09-17-2003 01:04 AM
ps2-> usb converter? doublefailure Linux - Hardware 4 07-08-2002 05:12 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration