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Re: [vox-tech] [Fwd: [vox] USB vs. PS/2 mouse]

Jonathan (and Ryan who provided the same answer),

Having both working at the same time is a great idea (and simplier than the _detect insertion/removal and do something_ thing I had in mind).

I won't be needing the scroll mouse outside of X anyway, so this is perfect.


Jonathan Stickel wrote:

Dave Margolis wrote:


I have an IBM thinkpad with an _eraser head_ mouse. I like the eraser head and I've grown rather fond of it over the years (I had an old toshiba laptop with the same mouse before). However, every once and I while I like to plug in my USB scroll mouse...

So here's my question: Is there a USB insertion script somewhere that I can add a line or two to re-point /dev/mouse (currently points to /dev/psaux, would need to point to /dev/input/mice)? Would this kind of think require hotplug? I don't have hotplug turned on. Also, this would need to work in the reverse, if possible, upon removal.


I have a laptop with a touchpad which always "just works" as a ps/2 mouse on /dev/psaux. Most of the time I also have a usb wheel mouse plugged in. They can both work simultaneously with a proper XF86Config:

Section "ServerLayout"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

I am using devfs and hotplug, which I don't know much about. I assume they take care of detecting whether the usb mouse is plugged in or not.

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