USB wheel mouse in RH7.3 on Precision 530

Lee, David Y. dlee at SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Tue Nov 5 20:01:01 CST 2002


 I've tried this as well as using the mousemanplusPS/2, usb, and auto, protocols. Using IMPS/2 results in erratic mouse movement and button action (not usable at all). X cannot detect the proper protocol if you use 'auto', and it claims usb is an unknown protocol.

i found that the original link from /dev/mouse -> input/mice was not working.(would generatet a modprobe failure). While an easy workaround is to just use /dev/psaux in the XFconfig file, is this a sign that something has broken somewhere? 

thanks for all the input

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary_Lerhaupt at Dell.com
To: Lee, David Y.; linux-poweredge at dell.com
Sent: 11/5/2002 1:38 PM
Subject: RE: USB wheel mouse in RH7.3 on Precision 530

I actually just ran into this at home on my laptop.  All I did to
resolve
the problem was to go into the file and change the protocol from "PS/2"
to
"IMPS/2" and then restarted X.
-Gary

-----Original Message-----
From: Lee, David Y. [mailto:dlee at SLAC.Stanford.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 1:54 PM
To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: USB wheel mouse in RH7.3 on Precision 530


A number of our users have ordered the Precision 530 with USB mouse
option
(logitech/dell) and Redhat 7.3. However, the scroll wheel does not
function
in Xwindows. Is there a specific configuration needed on the Precision
series w/ linux for USB mice? 

Looking around on the web, most people recommended using "Protocol"
"IMPS/2"
in XF86Config but this just causes mouse movement to be extremely
erratic
and unusable. For now, we have resorted to using:

Driver	"mouse"
Option	"Device		"/dev/psaux"
Option	"Protocol		"PS/2"
Option	"Emulate3Buttons	"yes"
Option	"ZaxisMapping	"4 5"
Option	"Button"		"5"

This works fine, just no mouse wheel. Using the wheel as a center button
does work.

Ideas?

Thanks
Dave Lee


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