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I've got a situation which requires me to periodically switch from using my USB mouse to a PS2 one. Upon this switch, the scroll wheel no longer works. If I ...
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    switching mouse USB -> PS2 w/o restart


    I've got a situation which requires me to periodically switch from using my USB mouse to a PS2 one. Upon this switch, the scroll wheel no longer works. If I restart the system, the mouse is loaded during startup and it all works fine.

    I'm wondering if there's a way to restart just the mouse system to get it to recognize the new mouse. Something along the lines of

    '/etc/init.d/<something that handles the mouse> restart'

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    what if you use an adapter and convert the usb mouse to a ps/2 mouse. would you then not have to switch?
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    Though it's good suggestion, I don't think it will work in my case, for 2 reasons.

    One, my USB mouse is wireless so it uses the power supplied by the USB port for the receiver.

    And two, where's the fun in that? I want to make it work the way I want it to damnit
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    There may not be a good solution for this. My understanding is that PS/2 peripherals are detected by the BIOS at boot time, so they can't be added to a running system.
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