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Re: Mouse Problems in X


* Travis Troyer <degraz@planethalflife.com> [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?  

uname -a

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



Debian testing/unstable
Linux onefish 2.4.19-lavienx #1 Mon Aug 12 20:29:59 EST 2002
i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux

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