i have a pci usb card and i cant get the usb contour unimouse to work at all
in lppc, i am using the 2.2.13 kernel, which does recognize the usb mouse
when it boots but but i cant get it work work once X starts up, any ideas?
> i have a pci usb card and i cant get the usb contour unimouse to work at
> in lppc, i am using the 2.2.13 kernel, which does recognize the usb mouse
> when it boots but but i cant get it work work once X starts up, any
replace /dev/usb/usbmouse0 with what ever the device name was
Omit the ZAxisMapping 5 4 if you dont have a wheel mouse.
ZAxisMapping 5 4
PS if you get the port wrong you wont be able load X. So be able to take it
out without X.
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I just wanted to take a moment and scribble down these notes, since I'm sure
others have encountered the same problems. I'd sent an earlier copy of this,
but that was missing a crucial part (the insmod of mousedev). Thus this
revised copy is being sent in its place. I think this information would be a
great addition to the www.contourdesign.com/perfit_linux.htm page, which at
the moment only talks about the PS/2 and Serial uses of the Perfit.
The goal has been to make my Contour Perfit USB mouse (model UP-L-R) work with
my Linux system. The laptop is a Toshiba Portege 3200, and it's running a
very-updated version of RedHat 6.1. (By now it's somewhere between RedHat 6.2
and 7.0, I imagine.) It's running a 2.2.16 kernel, with the USB patch named
from the Linux-USB group at
(I've started to try out 2.2.18, but have stuck to 2.2.16 due to the system
freezing while loading up serial_cb for my Xircom 10/100 PCMCIA ethernet card.
Long story; suffice it to stay, I'm not investing a lot of time into that yet.)
Anyway, I got my mouse to work by doing these commands:
My kernel build was configured to have
(actually most of the CONFIG_USB_* stuff is set to be a module)
I then created /dev/usbmouse with:
mknod /dev/usbmouse c 13 32
It uses major device 13 based on the result of doing a cat of /proc/devices,
Anyway, after doing that on my non-X console screen, I then did
gpm -t ps2 -m /dev/usbmouse
and it worked! I changed the /dev/mouse symlink to point at `usbmouse', and
with the XF86Config file containing
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
running X (version 4.0.1) seems perfectly happy. Now to make all of that
insmod'ing more automatic.
You don't want to know how long it took to find this correct sequence of
events. :) In retrospect it sure seems obvious, but...
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