An IntelliMouse w/ IntelliEye does not work in Linux when selecting the
IMPS/2 protocol. The mouse pointer tends to sit in the upper right corner
of the screen or jump all over the place. It also sends "clicks" when just
Note that the mouse works fine when selecting a Generic PS/2 mouse in
XF86Config. The hardware is OK because it runs fine in Windows (including
the wheel feature). Also, I moved the mouse to the serial port using a
convertor and it works with the "IntelliMouse" protocol and 'imwheel' in
I am positive this is a driver problem for IMPS/2.
gpm has the same problem, it works fine when selecting PS/2 but not IMPS/2
(I will file a bug against it shortly and update this one with the gpm bug
The bug against gpm is Bug#:11291
I have the same problem with the same hardware however not as consistent.
Sometimes, the mouse responds correctly when set to IMPS/2 but would jump around
under the MOUSEMANPS/2+ setting. Other times, it does the exact opposite. In
addition to that, my wheel/third button won't work after reboot. I go through
either mouseconfig or XF86Setup and set everything up. I startup Xwindows, and
I can use the wheel as the third button. After reboot, I lose the third
button. I am using RH6.2, Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer attached to a PS/2
Try "man -a 4 mouse" and skip the first page that comes up, you're looking
for the XFree86 mouse manual. In it you'll see the list of all mouse
types. Try each one that seems to make sense including auto, pnp, and others.
ONe of them should work for you. If not, please try the latest packages
in my personal FTP space: