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I have tried to use my mouse (perixx mx-2000) on Fedora 18 and Crunchbang 11, and for both of them, the mouse does not work.

The "funny" thing is that the mouse seems to be detected as a keyboard:

$ xinput
Holtek USB Gaming Mouse    id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]

I would like to know if there is a way to correct that kind of bug. If there is not, does can an adapter usb/mouse do the trick?

  • I'd expect a "multi-button mouse" to be detected as a keyboard of sorts. My Kensington presenter (laser pointer, forward/backward/home buttons) is considered such. Perhaps the mouse is gone? What does the "does not work" mean here? – vonbrand May 23 '13 at 19:41
  • You would find an answer if you google the xinput output message appropriately (taking out the values that are system dependent: Holtex USB Gaming Mouse keyboard aptosid.com/… – Anthon May 24 '13 at 4:59
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It's a known problem with Holtek gaming mice (should be fixed for those running kernel 3.11.2 or later, see commit). If you're using an older kernel, there's workaround (recompile the kernel) described here.

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