[lug] USB Mice and Linux

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Sun Feb 25 11:07:41 MST 2001

Ken Kinder wrote:
> Generally that's because the software assigned or detected something that
> changes on boot up. I've seen this happen with network cards frequently,
> but any plug and pray device is subject.
> I'd look around in /etc/modules or /etc/modules.conf to see if any kernel
> modules are being loaded. If they are, try removing any arguments that
> specify hardware addresses. Check for similar hardware addressing in
> /etc/X11/XF86Config and any other config files you can think of.
> Search google for the model of your mouse and Linux too. :)
> And most importantly: never buy anything USB again. USB is bad on Macs
> and worse on PCs. If possible, find a converter from USB to PS/2. That's
> what my wireless Logitec mouse comes with and it's a lifesaver.

I think that's a little extreme.  SuSE 6.4 had very minimal USB support. 
7.0 is better, and I believe that 7.1's USB mice/kb support is said to be
quite good.  I saw 7.1 at Best Buy yesterday, if you're interested.

	-- Alan [doesn't work for SuSE anymore] Robertson
	   alanr at unix.sh

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