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Some days ago I compiled the latest linux kernel for my Debian Lenny. Everything works like charm except, that my computer does not recognize my USB Logitech mouse. It is ...
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    mouse in kernel 2.6.22


    Some days ago I compiled the latest linux kernel for my Debian Lenny. Everything works like charm except, that my computer does not recognize my USB Logitech mouse. It is strange, because I haven't disabled anything in input drivers configuration. Can anybody give some hints about the cause of the problem. (Needless to say, my mouse worked with previous kernel).

    My machine - ThinkPad R50e

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    How did you compile your kernel ? are you using the the same configuration file for the default Debian one ?
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    No. I wanted to get a slim system and configured it myself. As I am too noob to do that on my own I used some tutorials from the net. Now I got s slim system and as far as I can tell everything works fine, but mouse. So, I guess, that something in fact is wrong with my configuration, but I am not able to tell what.

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    check these in your configuration files ( .config )

    #
    # USB Input Devices
    #
    CONFIG_USB_HID=m
    CONFIG_USB_HIDINPUT_POWERBOOK=y
    CONFIG_HID_FF=y
    CONFIG_HID_PID=y
    CONFIG_LOGITECH_FF=y
    CONFIG_PANTHERLORD_FF=y
    CONFIG_THRUSTMASTER_FF=y
    CONFIG_ZEROPLUS_FF=y
    CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV=y

    #
    # USB HID Boot Protocol drivers
    #
    # CONFIG_USB_KBD is not set
    CONFIG_USB_MOUSE = y

    these can be y or M as a modules,

    hope this help
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    Thumbs up

    Thank you very much for helping. I recompiled my kernel and checked my configuration according to you post and now I have my mouse working again.
    Cheers

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    Great ,

    You are more than Welcome,

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    Unhappy

    Well, I just noticed that now I cannot use my cd-rom anymore. I have enabled everything that seems to be related to cd-rom but no dice.

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    sure there is something missing , but usually the cdrom doesn't require a lot of configuration . the kernel sould detect it and enable it , how did you know that your cdrom drive is not working , do you use HAL or you are trying to mount it manually.

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    Thanks! However, I resolved my problems by starting from a new configuration file. Now I was a bit more careful which resulted in a working but a bit bigger kernel
    Cheers!

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