[lug] USB Mouse w/Debian

Gary Hodges Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Fri Jan 23 08:24:59 MST 2004

Frank Rehberger wrote:

> Gary Hodges wrote:
>> I've tried a bunch of different things in the XF86Config-4 file, 
>> including cut and pastes from the Debian site.   Here is my last 
>> attempt:
>>    Identifier  "USB Mice"
>>    Driver "mouse"
>> #    Option "CorePointer"
>>    Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
>>    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
>> #    Option "Device" "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
>> #    Option "Buttons" "5"
> XF86Config-4 is not usual name nowadays, this filename was used years 
> agon, switching from release 3 to 4.  I am using Redhat-9.0 on my 
> laptop switching between touchpad and USB-Mouse frequently,  this 
> config should do for USB mouse for desktop, too:
> http://www.advogato.org/person/frehberg/diary.html?start=7

The default install only includes a XF86Config-4 file.  While playing 
around I renamed that file without the -4 and it read it fine too.  I 
didn't try it with both filenames so I don't know which would take 

BTW, I got X going just before leaving yesterday.  I guess it didn't 
like the nv driver with the LCD since it came up fine once I figured out 
how to compile the Nvidia (nvidia) driver.


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