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Re: Mouse Problems in X

Travis Troyer wrote:
> I have a Logitech 2 button optical USB mouse, with a wheel, and I cannot
> get it to work properly in x.  If I move the mouse around, the cursor
> goes to the top-left corner, and bounces around that area.  I have tried
> different protocols, such as Microsoft and IMPS/2, and tried to follow
> the steps outlines on various sites, but I am lost.
> Most recently, I tried the guide at
> http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html, but got confused at the
> very first part. It says:
> "In the kernel configuration stage, you need to turn on USB Human
> Interface Device (HID) support in the USB support and Mouse Support in
> the Input core support."
> I'm not sure what they mean by kernel configuration stage? Do they mean
> during the initial setup?  Will I have to rebuild my kernel to get this
> to work?  It also says I'll need to load the input.o, hid.o, and
> mousedev.o modules.  I don't have these.  Are these in the kernel
> source, for me to add when I rebuild?

If you do "make menuconfig" in /usr/src/<your kernel source>,
there's a bunch of options for including mouse/usb support in the
kernel. So, you might need to compile and install a new kernel.

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