I installed CentOS 6.4 for a web server awhile ago. I was just making an attempt to use a USB mouse, but it isn't recognized. There used to be a mouse configuration tool called system-mouse-config, which disappeared from CentOS a few versions ago, the reason being, there has been a move twoards automation -- meaning, I assume, mouse recognition is supposed to come with the package.
There is no /dev/mouse or anything like that in /dev. I understand a service called gpm used to be used for mice, but there is no gpm service on the system.
I am not interested in using gnome or X Windows. I just want to be able to use the mouse either on a console login, or using ssh to localhost from the console.