[CentOS] Gnome mouse configuration.

James B. Byrne byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Mon Sep 20 12:11:53 EDT 2010

On my Centos-5.5 (x64) based desktop the optical mouse I originally
configured during the system install has died.  In
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf this is configured as:

class: MOUSE
bus: USB
detached: 0
device: input/mice
driver: genericwheelusb
desc: "Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)"
usbclass: 3
usbsubclass: 1
usbprotocol: 2
usbbus: 4
usblevel: 1
usbport: 0
usbdev: 4
vendorId: 045e
deviceId: 0053
usbmfr: Microsoft
usbprod: Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)

I have replaced the failed mouse with a spare from our surplus parts
cabinet and now the centre wheel/button click no longer inserts
selected text at the current cursor position.  I would like to
obtain this feature with the replacement mouse, which is described
on the bottom as a MicroSoft Optical Mouse Blue USB and PS/2
compatible.  It has a usb connector which is plugged directly into
the chassis usb port.

All the other features of the mouse seem to work just fine.  I
simply cannot obtain the centre button click insert capability. Is
there no way to simply force CentOS-5 to re-detect the attached
mouse? It must have done something akin to this during the initial

I tried running kudzu as root from a gnome terminal session but that
had no effect that I can detect.

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