I'm running a logitech mini-usb mouse but I can't seem to get gpm to recognize it or even turn power on to my usb . My question is what setting do I need to use? (I've tried auto, and I tried putting a USB to PS/2 adapter and used IBMPS/2 and PS/2) I still get no response from the mouse at all.
The mouse in question is here : http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm?page= … nguageid=1
You need to load your USB module.
Run in terminal (root)
# modprobe usb-ohci (or "usb-uhci" depending on your system).
To run at boot, add the module in /etc/rc.conf
This is my /etc/rc.conf
MODULES=(!usbserial !ide-scsi usb-ohci usb-storage cmpci 8139too dummy)
...and also load the 'hid' module, then uncomment the lines mentioning a "USB mouse" in /etc/devfsd.conf, 'killall -HUP devfsd' to enable the changes & you should have a /dev/usbmouse device.
Then edit /etc/conf.d/gpm to "-m /dev/usbmouse -t imps2" & "/etc/rc.d/gpm start".
ps. I'm using the exact same mouse on my laptop, isn't it great (I mean, the mouse ) ?
Thank you both! Mouse is up and running now! now to get that pesky gnome hosts problem fixed and I'll be a happy camper!
(Mouse rules all btw )