Previous Next Contents

1. Introduction.

This document is a guide to getting your busmouse working with Linux. During early kernel versions it was quite common to see questions come up about how to get bus mice working under Linux. With the more advanced distributions available today the questions do not seem to come up as often but there still seems to be an audience for this FAQ.

Busmouse support has been in the kernel for as long as I can remember, and hasn't changed much in a long time, so this document should be relevant to any version of Linux you're likely to have.

1.1 Disclaimer.

The information in this document is correct to the best of my knowledge, but there's a always a chance I've made some mistakes, so don't follow everything too blindly, especially if it seems wrong. Nothing here should have a detrimental effect on your computer, but just in case I take no responsibility for any damages incurred from the use of the information contained herein.

Microsoft(R) is a Trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

[ trademark notices for other mice, anyone? ]

1.2 Feedback.

If you find any mistakes in this document, have any comments about its contents or an update or addition, send them to me at the address listed at the top of this howto.

1.3 Acknowledgements.

This howto has been, in the spirit of Linux, a community effort. Thanks goes out to Mike Battersby, as he started this FAQ and I have since started up-keep on it. Any errors are most likely mine.

Many thanks go to Johan Myreen for the sections on the PS/2 mice, Robert T. Harris for help on the ATI-XL sections and Reuben Sumner for miscellaneous info and constructive criticism.

Thanks also to the multitudes of people who have sent me mouse information, fixes or words of encouragement.

Previous Next Contents