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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    According to Juan Pablo, Gentoo uses /dev/input/mice as the mice device. Make sure that is listed as your mouse device in your xorg.conf (which it is not). Also, make sure your mouse protocol is set up properly according to whatever mouse it is you decide to use.

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    i changed it to mice instead of mouse0 however i dont know what to change the "ExplorerPS/2" protocol to

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    Use xorgconfig to set up the mouse type you want, there are some options there
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    i should probably make a backup of the current xorg.conf then

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Does gentoo use evdev? Some distros use it as the interface for interface devices such as mice, joypads, joysticks etc. If that was missing you might not be able to use your mouse.

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    Linux Enthusiast gruven's Avatar
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    Gentoo can use evdev if you tell it to. If not, then it won't use it. The default mouse is /dev/input/mice, but it can be /dev/input/mouse* or if you use evdev, /dev/event/*. If you use /dev/input/mice though, that should cover all the bases, whether it uses evdev or not.

    I always used the IMPS/2 protocol for my mice. You can do a search at the gentoo wiki for "mouse", and it will bring up a plethora of information and how-to's.

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