Re: USB mouse under 2.2.12 kernal

Subject: Re: USB mouse under 2.2.12 kernal
From: Evan Read (
Date: Sun Oct 17 1999 - 02:13:32 MDT

I found out that if I opened the filed, closed it an reopened it, the USB
figure would increment by 8. After some furious clicking, it went up
several hundred.

So the keyboard works and the keyboard clicks. So why can't Linux pick up
its movement (this must be the problem).


>to see if the mouse click is getting picked up look at /proc/interupts,
>then click the mouse a few times, and look at it again there should be a
>number by the usb, and it should go up, and the keymap problem i have too,
>use option instead ot open-apple to get out of x, and to switch consoles
>Nathan Hjelm
>> <Note, just resending this message into "general" in order to give it more
>> coverage (and with some important additions). This can't be too much of a
>> brain teaser for those in the know. Thanks>
>> Hey all,
>> The keymap working now with 2.2.12 and the latest vmlinux that Dan posted
>> to the ftp site (with lotsa nice modules).
>> Unfortuantely, under the console and X, the mouse doesn't seem to. The
>> only discussion I have seen recommended:
>> rm /dev/mouse
>> symlink /dev/mouse to /dev/usbmouse
>> check /dev/usbmouse symlinks to /dev/hidbp-mse-0.
>> I did that and everything looks ok. I also ran mouseconfig (version 4
>> something, came with experimental X version) but to change (set it to 1
>> button USB mouse and to emulate 3 buttons) .
>> Basically, the mouse rectangle doesn't come up when I move it in the
>> console. The keyboard works fine.
>> In X, the mouse doesn't move (and can't tell if picks up mouse clicks).
>> Strangely, I can't "three finger salute" (CONTROL-COMMAND-DELETE) to kill
>> X. Nothing seems to kill X (is the keyboard not working?). So I hit the
>> power button.
>> Something else interesting, if I boot up 2.2.6 vmlinux, the keymap is
>> wrecked (of course, with current settings) but the mouse in the console
>> works fine.
>> There must be a setting I have to change. Don't know where to start.
>> Any clues? Having the mouse is handy ;).
>> Thanks all.
>> BTW, CIV: CTP demo is out!!!! Gotta love Loki Games.
>> Ev.
>> --
>> Evan Read
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