I missed the original post, but I have a Logitech "Mouseman, Bus", which
I presume is a little older than your "Deluxe Bus" model. I never had any
problem compiling the kernel as was described below (at least I think that's
all I did last year. I can remember vaguely having to look up interrupts and
such-like to get the beastie to work with Slackware a couple of years ago).
When it came to running gpm I use "gpm -t bm", it has to do with the mouse
protocol. I believe it may be that most Logitech bus mice actually use the
Microsoft bus mouse protocol. This is not to be confused with the hardware
interface that the kernel compiles. I remember having some pretty weird
problems with gpm using the logitech option until I hit on the above
solution. It may be that there is nothing wrong with your kernel as is.
Anyways, this is what is in my .config file in /usr/src/linux (Redhat 4.0):
(Ie. the responses to the 'make' prompts.)
# Character devices
# CONFIG_DIGI is not set
# CONFIG_CYCLADES is not set
# CONFIG_STALDRV is not set
# CONFIG_RISCOM8 is not set
# CONFIG_ATIXL_BUSMOUSE is not set
# CONFIG_MS_BUSMOUSE is not set
# CONFIG_PSMOUSE is not set
# CONFIG_UMISC is not set
# CONFIG_QIC02_TAPE is not set
# CONFIG_APM is not set
# CONFIG_WATCHDOG is not set
# CONFIG_RTC is not set
>>I am trying to get Redhat 5.0's 2.0.31 kernel to recognize my logitec
>>busmouse. Here's the deal (it's an old machine that I've been charged
>>with setting up):
>> there is a special card on the machine for the mouse
>> the mouse reads "Logitec Mouseman - Deluxe Bus"
>You need to edit a file in the driver to tell it the IRQ of the mouse which is
>defaulted to 5.
>Then you need to make a link from the busmouse dev to /dev/mouse check in
>their is a Busmouse howto.
>For reference the current logitech 'buhs'mouse is nothing more that a PNP
>serial card and a serial mouse. Which ticked me off plenty.
>>If I set it up as a logitec busmouse ... gpm complains that /dev/mouse
>>is busy and X won't even load.
>>I am using a MS serial mouse for the time being. But I really would
>>like to use my logitec.
>BTW logitech serial mouse is excellent, I am still looking for a bus mouse
>though they were great in older machines because you could set the irq to not
>Real mail address: jcaldwel at iquest dot net
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