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It's a nice mouse, but Fedora 15 doesn't recognize it. In /proc/bus/input/devices, I see a "PS/2 Generic Mouse". I've tried booting into Fedora with the USB device still plugged in, and it hangs.

I found instructions that might work for Ubuntu, but they involve editing a file I just don't have in Fedora (/etc/X11/xorg.conf).

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@sr_: I looked for any sort of xorg.conf. There's stuff in /etc/X11, but not xorg.conf, and doing a find . -name \*org.conf from the root directory didn't get anything. – David Thornley Oct 29 '11 at 13:02
@DavidThornley Follow the link that sr_ gave you: it explains how to create the file. X will run with sensible defaults if the file is absent, but “exotic” hardware may require the file to be present, with “exotic” settings. – Gilles Oct 29 '11 at 15:30
You should look at the output of dmesg and lsusb -v – Paul de Vrieze Oct 29 '11 at 16:04
USB mice don't show up as PS/2 mice. Womething is very wrong there. – vonbrand Jan 29 '13 at 12:17

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