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We all know the Microsoft Wireless Explorer Mouse, because, quite frankly it is the best. Running linux mandrake it installs, but it only moves up and down, no matter where i move it. It is plugged into the USB port and during mandrake installation it works.

under XF86Config and XF86Config-4 in /etc/X11/ has the following;

device = "/dev/psaux"
type (i think) = "PS/2"

I know you are thinking if this is a usb mouse, why not specify USB instead of PS/2, well if i do my X does not start so i use PS/2 for my ps/2 mouse.

How can i configure this mouse?
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Yes, that seems a bit...strange (not using usbmouse).

The protocolshould probably be "IMPS/2"

if you have gpm install, you could use that (on a console, not with X) to try out what works, and what don't, in respect to different protocols and devices ("gpm -t help" will show a nice selection to try from. I don't remeber the option flag to use to specify a different device handle, so you'll have to get that from the man page).

-- Glenn
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Solved it but i will give you the points as you were partially right. The protocol is IMPS/2 but in order to get proper motion i had to add 'hid' to the bottom of /etc/modules

Linux is strange, everything is working now, maybe i could try to configure a web cam next, hehe... Something to configure, without configuring things, linux would be boring...
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Pretty close, but no cigar, read comment
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As stated, it was strange that you didn't use usbmouse device... well, the main thing is that it works now;-)
Linux isn't that strange a beast, you just had to tell it to load the correct kernel module is all... Not that easy to deduce from the question.

Anyway, great to hear that it works.

-- Glenn
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