When specifying "Protocol" "usb" in the mouse section of XF86Config-4, X
fails with a message saying that there is no such protocol. Is this not
compiled in for some reason? It would be nice to be able to use USB mice
directly using HID, instead of rather dumb PS/2 emulation.
USB is not a supported protocol in Red Hat 7.0 Xfree. You more or less
need a 2.4.x kernel to get useable USB. That doesn't mean it works in X
though. I have no idea if USB works in XFree with a 2.4.x kernel or not.
Most likely it does though.
No, it doesn't. The system I was using was 2.3/2.4, and the USB mouse emulation
worked fine, but not X's USB protocol using the event driver.