RE: usb keyboard + mouse and xfree86
On Sun, 9 Apr 2000, Kendall Shaw wrote:
> > From: Ron Rademaker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2000 2:53 AM
> > USB is not supported in the 2.2.x kernels, however it is supported in the
> > 2.3.x (I don't know in any version, but the newer ones support usb). You
> > should try a 2.3 kernel.
> I must have some magic 2.2.14 kernel then, because my usb keyboard works.
> I'm not sure how to test my usb mouse outside of X.
You might have BIOS legacy support turned on. This is a basic
keyboard-only driver (in a few cases, keyboard+ps2 mouse), that interprets
USB keyboard compliant with the USB boot protocol as a standard keyboard
in the super IO controller so the PC keyboard controller can use it.
There is also a "backport" of the 2.3 USB stack to 2.2.1x that has most
things in it (anything for parallel ports isn't, because of some changes
at the kernel level)
Try doing a web search for "linux usb FAQ" and looking for the backport.
> My question is about X. Is there a way to have my usb keyboard at least
> recognized by X? Will upgrading my kernel help me to get my keyboard and
> mouse recognized by X?
> > On Sat, 8 Apr 2000, Kendall Shaw wrote:
> > > Do you think it's possible to use usb keyboard + mouse in xfree? The
> > > keyboard and mouse are unresponsive in XF86Config under 3.3.6.
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