USB hotplug mice with Debian unstable and X11?

Rob Weir rweir at
Tue Mar 25 19:39:33 EST 2003

On Sat, Mar 22, 2003 at 11:25:35AM +1100, Michael Still wrote:
> Hey,
> I have a Debian unstable box with hotplug installed. I also have my XFree
> config pointing at /dev/input/mice as an input device. I plug in a USB
> mouse, and I see from the logs that it claims to have setup the mouse.
> Using it however has no effect on X.
> Does anyone have any hints? Failing that, is there logging available which
> will show what's happening?

Hmmm...What kernel are you running?  (some of) the Debian install
kernels have no USB support at all.  Does 'cat /dev/input/mice' followed
by a mouse wiggle print junk?  Does /var/log/syslog mention the mouse
explicitly?  It's possible that part of the USB system is loaded, but
not the HID module or such...

Rob Weir <rweir at>
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