Comment 74 for bug 108382

Michael Harrison (mh-aabac) wrote :

I do not know about software but I do know about hardware. It seems that, in my case, the driver "mouse" is picking up the wrong physical layer. Presumably "Protocol" refers to the software protocol and not the physical layer. If it was a real-time op. sys. I would expect to refer to a different driver for a mouse connected to the USB bus (or lower level driver). If the system was able to respond to either mouse, why are there not 2 entries under "InputDevice". One for each type of mouse. But perhaps Linux works in a different way. I am very new to Linux. I have been asked to put a comment here so that "it" can be triaged (whatever that means).

Fyi the mother board is a VA-503+ from 1st Mainboard and has a VIA Apollo MVP3 chipset. The manual is 1998. It is fitted with an AMD K6 processor.

My xorg.conf file reads:-

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Configured Mouse"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "CorePointer"
 Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
 Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
 Option "ZAxisMapping "4 5"
 Option "Emulate3Buttons "true"
 Option "SendCoreEvents" "true" # added to force multiple pointing devices to be recognised