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    USB Mouse

    i have slackware 9.1 and have it working with a packard bell optical mouse plugged in with a usb to PS/2 connection.

    I have been trying to get it working connected to the usb port because it is closer and gives me more room to move the mouse.

    I cant seem to get it to work, ive tried editing the xf86config file but perhaps im not doing it correctly.

    Also something strange happens whenever i have had the mouse plugged in the usb and not ps/2.

    It makes the keyboard not work properly, like for example i type in root for the login name but it will be one character delay so i type "r" and it does nothing then i type "o" and the "r" shows up which i typed first then i type the second "o" and the first "o" will appear. It is very annoying and only seems to happen when my mouse is not in the ps/2 port.

    Any help much appreciated.

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    Section "InputDevice"

    # Identifier and driver

    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"

    # On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
    # protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

    # Option "Protocol" "Auto"

    # The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
    # Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
    # Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
    # MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
    # ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol" "Auto"

    # The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
    # which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"

    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.

    # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.

    # Option "BaudRate" "9600"
    # Option "SampleRate" "150"

    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    # Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    # Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

    # Option "ChordMiddle"


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    Linux Enthusiast puntmuts's Avatar
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    Not every mouse will work properly using an usb to ps/2 converter.
    What you could try:
    - change the protocol to something else, IMPS/2 is common, choises are mentioned in the commented text,
    - change the device to /dev/input/mice
    I\'m so tired .....

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