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Old 07-25-2003, 01:18 AM   #1
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USB mouse + touchpad working simultaneously

I had this setup in redhat 8 and 9. in rh9, it just worked. In rh8, I used an X config like the following to make it work, with a symlink from /dev/input/mice to /dev/pointer:

Section "InputDevice"
# This section controls the stick/touchpad
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"

Section "InputDevice"
# This section controls an optional USB mouse
Identifier "USBMouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/pointer"
Option "Name" "AutoDetected"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Vendor" "AutoDetected"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "MyXLayout"
Screen "Screen0"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "USBMouse" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

I have not been able to make this x config work in slackware. In fact, X will not even start (gives error "screen not found") with this config.
I think I may need to compile usb support into my kernel. modprobe \* returns nothing.
Does anyone else have a mouse setup like this (working)? Any advice? Thanks.

Alright, after uncommenting some lines in rc.modules and very carefully adding lines to my working X config file, I am happy to report I now have this working.

Last edited by stevenhasty; 07-25-2003 at 08:48 PM.
Old 07-26-2003, 08:11 AM   #2
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