Debian Serial Mouse

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I have a good new installation of testing Wheezy. I would like to use my

old three-button roll-ball serial mouse Logitech M-MD15L but have so far

failed. The PC is new with an Intel i5 motherboard and a serial port.

With Lenny, it was sufficient to have this section in xorg.conf:

Section InputDevice

Identifier Configured Mouse

Driver mouse

Option CorePointer

Option Device /dev/ttyS0

Option Protocol Microsoft

Option Emulate3Buttons true


That hasn t worked. I also tried replacing /dev/ttyS0 with

/dev/input/mice. I have tried the same two versions of xorg.conf with the

mouse on a serial-to-USB adapter instead of the direct serial port. None of

these four configurations supported the serial mouse. I m testing while

running the fvwm window manager. I have xserver-xorg-input-mouse installed.

In all four cases, Xorg.0.log looked about the same. These were the only

lines with mouse in them:

-- Input Device Configured Mouse

WW AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers kbd, mouse or

vmmouse will be disabled.

WW Disabling Configured Mouse

intel 0 : Silken mouse enabled

I can post the whole file if necessary.

Connecting a modern USB mouse works and creates /dev/mouse0. I think the old

mouse, even via the USB adapter, is not detected by udev. At least I don t

see anything new under /dev after I plug it in.

Is there any way to get the old mouse working with Wheezy. Thanks.

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This document contains installation instructions for the Debian GNU/Linux 8 system codename jessie, for the 32-bit PC i386 architecture. It also contains pointers.

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