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.
# Identifier and driver
# 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"
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