Re: First time installation; usb mouse woes
(CC:ing to list, so that others might can benefit from the exchange.)
Stephen Liu wrote:
First, decide if you want the console mouse or not. Many people don't; I
prefer to have it myself. So I'll assume you want the console mouse.
On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 01:44, Kent West wrote:
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Is the optical mouse usb? ps/2? serial? what? If usb, you'll want
/dev/input/mice; if ps2, you'll want /dev/psaux.
Now I am using a PS/2 mouse instead with /dev/psaux setting
Sorry, I forgot to mention. It is a USB optical mouse.
On another distro under /etc/X11/XF86config
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
then the USB mouse works. But it does not work in Debian
_Unless_ you're using gpm, the console mouse driver, in addition to the
mouse driver in X. In that case, you'll need to get gpm configured
properly, repeating the "raw" data, and configure X to look to /dev/gpmdata.
Is it to edit /etc/X11/gdm/gdmconfig ? What shall I add or delelet
"apt-get install gpm" and/or "gpmconfig" if it's already installed. When
asked for the location of the mouse, enter:
When asked for the type, enter
When asked for the repeat type, enter
After gpmconfig finishes (or during the testing phase if offered), move
the mouse. You should see a white block pointer. If not, I suspect you
need to install some usb-related modules. There is no reason to try to
get the mouse working in X if it does not work in gpm. Get it working in
Then configure X to use the mouse data as it gets repeated from gpm. Run
"dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86" and when you get to the mouse
section, enter "/dev/gpmdata" as the location, and "imps/2" as the type.
Rather than deal with two totally different issues in one thread, I'm
dropping the CDROM issues for now, and changing the Subject line