Re: usb logitech wheel/optical mouse
>>>>> "Wi" == William Leese <William.Leese@nl.danzas.com> writes:
Wi> I'm trying to get a logitech usb mouse to work, without much luck.
Hello, I just bought a Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical mice (it has a
wheel too) two weeks ago, I use it thru the USB port.
Wi> In modconf I've loaded the modules: usbcore, usbmouse.
I have the following USB options compiled into my kernel:
| # USB support
(I have a USB keyboard too..)
After that I had to create the USB mouse device in /dev/... manually.
It was something like this:
| # cd /dev
| # mkdir input
| # cd input
| # mknod mice usbmouse 13 63 <---!!!!!! 
| # ls -l
| /dev/input $ls -l
| total 0
| crw-r--r-- 1 root root 13, 63 Jul 26 11:45 mice
 I'm not sure about that line, just make sure at the end your
'/dev/input/mice' or '/dev/usbmouse' looks like as mine... ;-) I had
found the right line with groups.google.com IIRC. Hmm or did I use
MAKEDEV instead mknod? Sorry I can't remember.
After that I edited my XF86Config-4, so my InputDevice section became:
| Section "InputDevice"
| Identifier "Logitech MouseMan Cordless Optical"
| Driver "mouse"
| Option "CorePointer"
| Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
| Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
| Option "Buttons" "4"
| Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
My mice has four buttons (3 + the wheel), thats why the "Buttons" "4" is
According to the (imwheel's) docs, the ZAxisMapping option for me should
be "5 6" because it should be something like "Buttons+1 Buttons+2" (yes,
steer up and steer down are just +2 buttons for X). Then you might ask,
why do I have "4 5" in my XF86Config-4? Hmm good question, I'm just
lazy but it *works* (all the four buttons + the wheel) and I know it
might be a potential error in the future. (?)
After that do "apt-get install imwheel", restart your X session and be
happy! :-) (I advise you to read imwheel's documentation, with that
program you can modify your wheel's behaviour in a very flexible way.)
XEmacs /Emacs(?)/ users should put
| (require 'mwheel)
into their ~/.XEmacs/init.el (or .emacs) to make their wheels work
On console I haven't made my mice work yet, I would be happy to see a
nice/detailed post about it. :-)
Wi> Anything I've missed or done wrong?
PS: rant against Logitech: they put the mice's User Guide on the CD in a
.exe form, there is no .pdf or a .doc (*cough*) just a setup.exe, so I
still haven't seen my mice's Users Guide (WINE stops with a weird
error), that's plain silly.
Emacs: impress your (remaining) friends and neighbors.