Microsoft IntelliMouse 2.0 + Gentoo
I am having a bit of a problem with my fresh install of Gentoo Linux. Im not quite sure if the problem is in my kernel configuration, USB setups, X Config, or whatnot.
Here is the problem: Basically, my mouse doesn't work. I have a Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite keyboard and mouse set. It has worked in Linux before, (though the keyboard is a bit off). Its PS/2 Keyboard and USB mouse.
What i have done: I install gentoo using the 2005.1 universal install, and used the GRP packages to install X11 and KDE. In the kernel configurtion i opted to add USB HID support (not as a module) and after 4 or 5 different tries, i know have just about everything listed in USB added, as well as all the mice and keyboard options. (If configs are needed, ill be glad to post, but as you will see soon, im not sure it will help).
Here is where the "problem" starts. When i try and configure X i am given an error that my mouse isnt detected. (/dev/mouse) After googleing some, i find that it might be /dev/input/mouseX or /dev/psaux. (I installed Redhat Fedora Core at one point and found it used /dev/psaux) I change the X config file to use several different devices, all with failure.
At one point, i found an article that said to cat the device file, and see if anything happens as you move the mouse. This only showed me that nothing was working. I tried doing that on another machine (the red hat box again) and i got lots and lots of odd data spilling out at me.
What i need, is an answer to where/how i configure my mouse.
that line, was most likely all that was needed....