PS/2 mouse via USB adaptor not properly configured

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Wed Oct 7 21:06:41 PDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 05:56:30AM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> I've got a Logitech Trackman FX (PS/2) connected via an USB adaptor.
> It is the only mouse connected. From google I learned that my xorg.conf
> should configure it like this:
> Section "InputDevice"
> 	Identifier "TrackmanFX"
> 	Driver "mouse"
> 	Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> 	Option "Name" "TrackMan Marble FX"
> 	Option "Vendor" "Logitech"
> 	Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
> 	Option "AngleOffset" "10"
> 	Option "Buttons" "5"
> 	Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
> 	Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8"
> 	Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
> 	Option "EmulateWheelInertia" "8"
> EndSection
> Problem is: It doesn't work. The mouse pointer moves, but I get neither
> the AngleOffset, nor does the scroll wheel emulation work.
> The Xserver log file and the complete xorg.conf are attached. Any helpful
> comment would be highly appreciated.
> X.Org X Server 1.6.4
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> (WW) AllowEmptyInput is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
> (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
> (WW) Disabling TrackmanFX


the devices are added by HAL, the configuration option is ignored. Either
set AutoAddDevices to "off" in the server layout section or configure
through HAL. See


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