USB mouse under X

Matt Rogers mattrogers at sbcglobal.net
Sun Nov 3 14:48:33 PST 2002


On Sunday 03 November 2002 04:44 pm, Matt Rogers wrote:
> On Sunday 03 November 2002 04:08 pm, Matt Rogers wrote:
> > On Sunday 03 November 2002 03:19 pm, David C wrote:
> > > On Sunday 03 November 2002 10:14 am, you wrote:
> > > > I would try changing the protocol setting to "Auto" or "usb" and see
> > > > if one of those fixes your problem.  Also check out
> > > > http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.0/mouse.html for some more info on mice
> > > > with X.
> > > >
> > > > Matt
> > >
> > > Actually I mis-titled this post. My mouse doesn't work under the
> > > console via GPM either, not just X. Basically all I can get the mouse
> > > to do is give the kernel message when you plug it in (the one that
> > > means it was recognized). As for moving the pointer or buttons working,
> > > nada.
> >
> > I got that from the post, but if the kernel recognizes the USB mouse, it
> > (theoretically) shouldn't be a problem with the kernel.  I'm not sure how
> > GPM does their mouse detection, but I would definately try messing with
> > the XF86Config-4 file before "upgrading" to the 2.4.18 kernel. GPM
> > shouldn't be required for running the mouse under X.  I'm running a
> > 2.4.19 kernel and have no problems with USB at all. I don't have the
> > mouse set up with USB right now, but i think that's something i'll try.
> >
> > Matt
>
> Just finished setting up the mouse using USB.  The only difference that i
> can see with what I did and what you did is that i didn't compile any of
> the USB options.  I've had various problems with modules in the past and
> consider it safer to just compile it into the kernel, especially if it's
> something that's going get as heavily used as USB is.

hmmm, helps if i proofread my posts better before sending them. :) the line 
about compiling the USB options should say that i didn't compile any of the 
USB options as modules.
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