Linux and a Wireless Mouse

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?
timster692001Asked:
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GnsCommented:
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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timster692001Author Commented:
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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timster692001Author Commented:
Pretty close, but no cigar, read comment
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GnsCommented:
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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