Yet another mouse problem
I'm new to Debian, but I've fooled around with Red Hat & SuSE. I'm
pissed at RH for abandoning us low maintence users. I downloaded Woody
the other day and installed on a clean hard disk. The install went
okay, but I'm having trouble getting X to recognize my mouse, which is a
3 button Logitech wheel mouse with a USB to PS/2 adapter on it. In the
past the Distros have taken care of this for me (and I took it for granted).
I checked XF86Config-4 and the log files. There are no reported errors
in the log. I'm using /dev/psaux as the device, and if I cat the device
file, when I move the mouse I see interesting junk. I tried using
/dev/input/mice, but XFree86 gave an error for that. With some device
protocols, such as MicroSoft, the cursor will jump around the top of the
screen once X starts..
The device works fine under MS, and I get similar results with other
3-button PS-2 mice.
Does Debian have any sort of tool that can probe the hardware and tell
me what the XF86Config for this device should look like?
I've spent several hours messing around with it and checking the web,
and I feel I'm getting nowhere.
Some people have mentioned Sarge installs better than Woody. Since I've
got very little invested to now, how would I go about installing Sarge?