I'm currently in a transition from SuSE 9.2 to Fedora 7. My wireless
USB mouse, which used to work with SuSE 9.2 is not recognized by
Fedora 7 as a mouse. The obvious difference is, that it has no mouse
handler assigned in the output of /proc/bus/input/devices. Therefore,
I believe the newer kernel behaves somewhat differently in recognizing
USB devices.

My question: Is there anything, I can do, to assign a mouse handler to
it? I'm not a kernel programmer. So, I'm merely looking for advice
about configuration.

I could not find any hints in Google nor Google groups. Some vaguely
related problems seem to be solved by upgrading the kernel and / or
the BIOS. But for me, neither updating the BIOS nor updating the
kernel did help.

Thanks for all hints and pointers,
Christopher.

Here come the details (OLD is where the mouse is working, NEW where it
is not):

1. OS versions:
OLD: Linux saimaa 2.6.8-24-default #1 Wed Oct 6 09:16:23 UTC 2004
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
NEW: Linux saimaa.cetz.de 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23
22:47:07 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

2. Entries in /var/log/messages don't show problems (to me!), and
there are none later on:
OLD:
Oct 2 12:27:48 saimaa kernel: usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
Oct 2 12:27:48 saimaa kernel: evdev_connect: evdev 000001007fde2400
handle 000001007fde2420 name event3
Oct 2 12:27:48 saimaa kernel: input: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [Ever RF
Mouse] on usb-0000:00:03.0-1

NEW:
Oct 2 11:38:21 saimaa kernel: input: Ever RF Mouse as /class/input/
input3
Oct 2 11:38:21 saimaa kernel: input: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [Ever RF
Mouse] on usb-0000:00:03.0-1
Oct 2 11:38:21 saimaa kernel: usb 3-1: new low speed USB device using
ohci_hcd and address 2
Oct 2 11:38:21 saimaa kernel: usb 3-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1
choice

3. /proc/bus/input/devices shows a mouse handler assigned to it in the
older environment, but none in the newer one:
OLD:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=04b4 Product=2003 Version=0001
N: Name="Ever RF Mouse"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:03.0-1/input0
H: Handlers=mouse1 event3
B: EV=f
B: KEY=1f0000 0 0 0 0
B: REL=103
B: ABS=10000000000

NEW:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=04b4 Product=2003 Version=0100
N: Name="Ever RF Mouse"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:03.0-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input3
H: Handlers=event3
B: EV=5
B: REL=103