Bug 17143 - USB mouse protocol does not work
USB mouse protocol does not work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2000-08-31 13:27 EDT by compwiz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-14 12:47:28 EST
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Description compwiz 2000-08-31 13:27:10 EDT
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.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-06 18:23:25 EST
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.
Comment 2 compwiz 2001-02-06 19:00:26 EST
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.

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