Re: PS/2 mouse vs USB mouse
On 09/06/11 19:44, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 21:45 -0400, Stephen Powell wrote:
>> On Mon, 06 Jun 2011 19:05:30 -0400 (EDT), Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>>> Does Debian drop valid hardware, that isn't brand new?
>> I use a PS/2 mouse with Debian, but it does not have a wheel;
>> so I can't address your specific situation. But as to your
>> more general question about hardware support, I doubt that
>> Debian in particular or Linux in general intentionally dropped
>> support for PS/2 mice with wheels. It's more likely a bug.
>> The problem is usually that the people who write or maintain
>> the code don't have the necessary hardware to test it themselves.
Would that be HAL, Xorg, or ? developers?
'cause if it's lack of appropriate hardware that's causing the problem -
PS/2 mice is just the kind of hardware I'd be happy to donate!
PS/2 wheel mice are the only mice I use and all currently releases of
Debian for the i386 support them by default.
With amd64 I have tried with Squeeze.
The only laptops I've installed to are running Squeeze.
That's as a three-button mouse with a scrolling wheel.
The only problems I've seen with PS/2 mice and Linux in recent years
have come from:-
;using mice that require drivers in Windoof (for basic functionality) -
there's a Korean or Chinese mouse I've come across a couple of times
(CMPsomething?) - throw in bin to fix
;(most common lately, espec. Dell) laptops with touchpads - disable touchpad
;laptops with a mouse hanging off a Y connector - don't use Y connector
;devices with touch screens - I have no idea how to fix
;BIOS has PlugNPray turned off or problematic IRQ settings - turn on PNP
I've put the appropriate xorg.conf section in another post - it might be
worth a try, though I'd be more interested in seeing the halinfo and
dmesg | grep -i ps/2
[ 0.679471] PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f03:PS2M] at
0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
[ 0.682717] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 4.381405] input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as
lshal | grep -i ps/2
info.product = 'Microsoft PS/2-style Mouse' (string)
pnp.description = 'Microsoft PS/2-style Mouse' (string)
info.product = 'IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)' (string)
pnp.description = 'IBM Enhanced (101/102-key, PS/2 mouse support)'
info.product = 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse' (string)
input.product = 'ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse' (string)
Tuttle? His name's Buttle.
There must be some mistake.
We don't make mistakes.