[BL] BL2 with usb mouse
keesan at SDF.ORG
Tue Nov 22 16:46:52 EST 2011
Previous threads suggest using any USB-capable 2.2 or 2.4 kernel and
insmod uhci (or usb-ohci)
Unresolved symbol input_register_device
Unresolved symbol input_unregister_device
Unresolved symbol input_event
The people suggesting the above did not actually try it.
A web search revealed that I have to:
What do I do in XF86Config where it offers only a choice of
Microsoft or PS/2 for mouse, and what do I symlink to mouse in /dev?
Using SVGA X or Xvesa or xfb on DELL Inspiron 8100, where I had to
disable onboard PS/2 trackpad and eraser-head mouse so that other mice
would work in Puppy Linux (USB works there). Serial mouse works in BL2
but I prefer the USB one with scroll wheel (another challenge).
I need to make the new device.
mknod mice c 13 63
I do not have nvidia X driver and SVGA X crashes this Inspiron 8100
I tried a suggestion found online
Xvesa -mouse /dev/input/mice - no mouse
Xfbdev --help suggests
Xfbdev -mouse /dev/input/mice - still no mouse
I tried editing XF86Config as suggested at one website but Xfbdev does not
seem to use that file. Xfbdev works with PS/2 mouse on other computers
when I symlink /dev/mouse to /dev/psaux but not with USB mouse when I
symlink it to /dev/input/mice. It works with serial mouse and ttyS0.
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