[TriLUG] help with usb mouse
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 17:28:08 -0500 (EST)
hey guys. i just got my gf a nice new USB Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse
Explorer. yeah, whatever, they make great mice generally. anyway, i can't
get it working in X under linux, wonder if y'all can give me a hand? i'm
using XFree86-4.1.0 under Mandrake-8.1 with the evil nvidia drivers. when
i start X using after running mousedrake, i get weirdness; the mouse
pointer will only move up and down and the keys don't work reliably. i
checked and in my X conf file, the protocol is set to IMPS/2. that seems
wrong. i referred to this document:
which seemed like a good resource to me. it says:
To use this mouse as the USB device and the OS supports the generic HID
Option "Protocol" "usb"
To use this mouse as the USB device and the OS supports automatic mouse
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
i tried both of these options to no avail. i believe the "Auto" protocol
gave me no mouse movement at all, while the "usb" protocol gave me an X
error saying that the usb protocol was unrecognized. interesting enough,
mousedrake didn't even edit the correct XF86Config file, but i reckon
that's mandrake's problem. anyway, anyone got any clues for me?