Re: Mouse Problems in X
* Travis Troyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> [020903 14:11]:
> 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?
Your kernel is probably ok.
> 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?
What kernel are you using?
I'm guessing you've got a stock Debian one. In which case everything
should have been compiled into the kernel or as a module. Assuming that
you have the modules you need to install them into your kernel. As root
modprobe usbcore hid input mousedev
Then, assuming you have X configured correctly, it should work. For
future reference about kernel modules have a look at the commands (ie
man pages) for
modprobe, lsmod and modconf
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