USB Mouse Help

Pat Erley paerley at
Tue Oct 23 05:41:06 PDT 2001

Martin Bishop wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001 21:07:06 -0400
> Pat Erley <paerley at> wrote:
>>I compiled my Kernel with mouse support, but there are no /dev/usb 
>>references.  I've searched through the cryptic 
>>/usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt only to gain nothing.  I've 
>>read the mknod man file and gained little.  I was wondering if anyone 
>>can help me out here.
>>I have 2 USB devices hooked up, a mouse and a ZIP drive.  The zip drive 
>>can be sacked if that helps.
> [cut]
> Have you looked in /usr/src/linux/Documentation/input/input.txt? Also try
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README.mouse if you've got X installed.
> M.

well, I missed the obvious.

if I had stared a LITTLE harder at that bloody Documentation directory I 
might have seen the USB sub dir.  In that directory there is an 
input.txt that all but holds your hand as you set up the mouse.  Thanks 
for pointing me back in the right direction.


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