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> USB Mouse?, keyboard works-mouse howto? pointer app?
post Nov 18 2004, 11:10 AM
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I picked up one of the iRiver usb host adapters discussed here

It works great, so far.
I've been able to hook up an apple usb keyboard with no issue (except I had to reboot with it plugged in, else the keys weren't mapped properly). Some screwy action from the function keys, but I think it's just a matter of figuring them out.

Now, what we really need is mouse support. I haven't seen anything that accomodates this yet.
Any ideas?
An apple USB mouse is recognized, but there's no pointer (not that I really expected one).

It would really bridge the gap between Z and a laptop.

It looks like it might be possible with X/Qt, or perhaps OZ GPE(?).

I'm using Sharp ROM (stock)
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post Jan 13 2005, 11:15 AM
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ok.. not so difficult for basic operation

I installed all 3 ipkgs, but I suppose that KeyHelperConf could be optional.

InputHelper "English"

KeyHelper "translated"

KeyHelperConf "translated"

I haven't been able to successfully do anything with KeyHelper yet.

Start InputHelper (from the konsole as root) with the following command:
qcop QPE/InputHelper 'handle()'

Once it's running, I was able to hotplug my usb mouse with no further mods.

I don't like having the spacebar be the "mouse click" for a couple of reasons.
1) Keyboard drawer must be open to get to the spacebar
2) When typing with the applet activated, the spacebar "clicks". To insert a space, you have to use the action button (or whatever it's called.. the button in the middle of the directional pad).

I haven't figured out how to make it use the action button instead... doesn't that make more sense?

Disable/Enable the pointer/clicking with
khctl disable|enable

or just khctl for a list of options
again as root...

it would probably be helpful to have a taskbar icon to turn it on/off... but I don't know how to do that, yet.
or, if we could figure out how to change the click from the spacebar to the action button, there would be a reduced need to repeatedly disable/enable the pointer.
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saakmotu   USB Mouse?   Nov 18 2004, 11:10 AM
cwaig   What you need is Yakty's InputHelper applet - ...   Nov 21 2004, 11:23 AM
data   Can joystick work w/ USB host?   Nov 22 2004, 07:09 PM
neuroshock   cwaig, I am programming illiterate. Please let me...   Nov 22 2004, 10:48 PM
saakmotu   QUOTE(cwaig @ Nov 21 2004, 07:23 PM)Or you ca...   Nov 29 2004, 11:20 AM
cwaig   QUOTE(saakmotu @ Nov 29 2004, 11:20 AM)man, t...   Nov 29 2004, 12:48 PM
saakmotu   QUOTE(cwaig @ Nov 21 2004, 07:23 PM)What you ...   Dec 16 2004, 01:18 PM
saakmotu   Alright, Cwaig... Santa has come and gone.. hopef...   Dec 28 2004, 07:20 AM
cwaig   QUOTE(saakmotu @ Dec 28 2004, 07:20 AM)Alrigh...   Dec 28 2004, 04:29 PM
the_oak   Hey Cwaig, I have no programming skills, but wou...   Dec 29 2004, 05:40 AM
saakmotu   While waiting patiently for cwaig to receive the_o...   Dec 29 2004, 08:13 PM
cosmos7   You'll notice that if you boot the Z with a US...   Dec 30 2004, 11:39 AM
cwaig   Well, I got my SL6000 for Christmas, and Hubcapboy...   Jan 5 2005, 09:57 AM
nilch   Cwaig - you are the king of making all sorts of in...   Jan 5 2005, 11:06 AM
soundwave106   Most PC USB mice that I know of use the PS/2 proto...   Jan 5 2005, 04:32 PM
cwaig   Not had a lot of time to spend on this yet (grrr),...   Jan 7 2005, 02:00 AM
cwaig   Just to follow up my own post here, I've just ...   Jan 7 2005, 05:39 AM
saakmotu   Works for me using a Microsoft Intellimouse Optica...   Jan 7 2005, 09:03 AM
soundwave106   It also worked with a Targus Ultra-Mini Retractabl...   Jan 7 2005, 04:05 PM
nilch   works fine with my Logitech USB mouse (with scroll...   Jan 7 2005, 08:26 PM
cwaig   I've just been out and picked up a little chea...   Jan 8 2005, 09:07 AM
BarryW   Works with the Apple usb keyboard and mouse! ...   Jan 9 2005, 11:27 PM
cwaig   I've updated the USB mouse applet to support t...   Jan 10 2005, 04:21 AM
hubcapboy   Hey craig!!! so cool to see you were ...   Jan 10 2005, 07:43 PM
saakmotu   updated version works great and the ability to cha...   Jan 10 2005, 10:01 PM
hubcapboy   craig you're amazing. this is perfect. peopl...   Jan 10 2005, 10:09 PM
cwaig   QUOTE(saakmotu @ Jan 10 2005, 10:01 PM)At the...   Jan 11 2005, 01:07 AM
Antikx   Thanks for your hard work cwaig. I don't own ...   Jan 11 2005, 07:47 AM
BarryW   I don't see why not. I plugged in my apple ke...   Jan 11 2005, 08:28 AM
hubcapboy   hey craig, just taking a lok at your keyboard setu...   Jan 11 2005, 04:03 PM
vputz   Soundwave, I have to ask--wot the devil is that cr...   Jan 11 2005, 05:48 PM
saakmotu   QUOTE(cwaig @ Jan 11 2005, 09:07 AM)Only prob...   Jan 12 2005, 06:52 AM
soundwave106   Heh -- I think you are talking about the mounting ...   Jan 12 2005, 07:58 AM
Joshp   Cool it works. Am useing a microsoft trackball ....   Jan 12 2005, 10:44 AM
aki   I can only see a link to libusbmouseapplet.so.1.0....   Jan 12 2005, 02:51 PM
vputz   > Heh -- I think you are talking about the mou...   Jan 12 2005, 04:56 PM
ashikase   QUOTENOTE: When Yakty releases the new version of ...   Jan 12 2005, 04:59 PM
saakmotu   QUOTE(saakmotu @ Jan 12 2005, 02:52 PM)Is the...   Jan 12 2005, 07:54 PM
saakmotu   ok.. not so difficult for basic operation I insta...   Jan 13 2005, 11:15 AM
saakmotu   Solution for starting/stopping the InputHelper poi...   Jan 17 2005, 10:59 AM
pieman   Hi folks - looks like a grand forum you have here....   Jan 24 2005, 10:27 AM
gtJormungand   QUOTE(pieman @ Jan 24 2005, 06:27 PM)which I ...   Mar 4 2005, 05:04 AM
adf   Back to the 6000 fast kernel thing. It can be done...   Mar 6 2005, 09:54 PM
xjqian   a newbie question. when i connected my usb mouse, ...   Jan 25 2005, 07:05 PM
xjqian   To articulate my problem: * I installed inputhelp...   Jan 26 2005, 10:06 PM
xjqian   I looked up the source in linux-2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-c...   Jan 28 2005, 05:07 PM
adf   I could use the modules as well... if they are bei...   Feb 2 2005, 09:23 PM
offroadgeek   This is absolutely amazing! I installed the l...   Feb 5 2005, 06:58 PM
nilch   makes me wish I had bought a USB keyboard with a d...   Feb 7 2005, 02:40 PM
adf   On the fasdt kernel issue: I'm working on a ve...   Feb 9 2005, 10:42 AM
mjb   QUOTE(nilch @ Feb 7 2005, 10:40 PM)makes me w...   Feb 9 2005, 06:56 PM
guylhem   usbmouse w/ fast kernel is viable... and in fact i...   Mar 24 2005, 06:55 AM
mitchrl   Extending the scheme where I am autoloading keyhel...   Mar 26 2005, 03:18 AM
rob_figlabs   I don't think an ipk ever got posted here, so ...   Jun 13 2005, 06:17 AM
rjb   Thanks for posting the link. Just tried it with a...   Jul 13 2005, 12:20 PM
poorman   Oh well, USB mice work like a charm. However I fel...   Jul 24 2005, 01:10 PM
smammon   Ok, this officially rocks! Typing away on my ...   Aug 10 2005, 11:53 AM
inode0   Has anyone else noticed # ll /dev/usbmouse lrwxrw...   Aug 10 2005, 07:26 PM
inode0   Just tested the usb mouse fun under Xqt. Perhaps I...   Aug 10 2005, 09:07 PM

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