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confused about /dev/input/mice


Im not sure if I got that right. Every mouce device accessed through HID can 
be accessed via /dev/input mice. Is that right?

Im experiencing some problems here. I try to setup my laptop wich has an 
internal touchpad, connected via PS/2, and an external Logitech mouse 
connected via USB. I run a debian kernel 2.6.0-test4 here. Getting the USB 
mouse to work was no problem: loading the uhci_hcd.ko and the hid.ko kobject 
file and the mouse worked perfectly and i can use it via /dev/input/mice. My 
problem is the touchpad. HID successfully detect it if i insert psmouse.ko i 

Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
 Firware: 5.9
 Sensor: 37
 new absolute packet format
 Touchpad has extended capability bits
 -> multifinger detection
 -> palm detection
input: Synaptics Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1

I can do on my touchpad what i want the cursor does not move. Whats the 
problem here? Should the touchpad be accessed via another node? Or isn't it 
propper detected? I thought /dev/input/mice should make the mouce transparent 
to userspace programms like X or gpm...

Raffaele Sandrini <rasa@gmx.ch>
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