USB Mouse CentOS 6.4


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.

Any ideas?

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Daniel HelgenbergerConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Do you have general purpose mouse service active and installed? As dependency it might install linuxconsoletools:
yum install gpm
service gpm start
chkconfig gpm on

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Its ancient, but still works for me.
MaglinFurnitureAuthor Commented:
That worked fine. Thank you!
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