Trackball Drivers

This is a discussion on Trackball Drivers within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I like trackballs better than mice, but are there any drivers for them in linux? Sorry if this is a ...

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    Question Trackball Drivers

    I like trackballs better than mice, but are there any drivers for them in linux?


    Sorry if this is a stupid question.

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    Most trackballs should be detected as regular mice...

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    mice

    As a general rule, do all mice put out a generic signal?

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    Re: mice

    Originally posted by windoze victim
    As a general rule, do all mice put out a generic signal?
    Well most mice will work as a regular mouse with 2 buttons using generic mouse drivers, but I believe there are some that aren't _exactly_ the same. For example, I don't believe my opitcal intellimouse explorer would work properly using only generic drivers, but my memory of troubleshooting my mouse under linux is dim.

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    If it plugs into the ps/2 mouse connector, it should be detected as a regular mouse and work fine. My logitech optical wheel mouse works fine with the generic driver under RH 8.0.

    Serial port mice/pointing devices are more problematic. You should check supported hardware for the distro and version of linux that you intend to install.

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    Thanks people.

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    trackballs dont require special drivers

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