Dear Lazyweb, Microsoft Laser Mouse

I was shopping around for a mouse for gaming.  After reading the reviews, I found that I wanted to give the Microsoft Sidewinder x8 a try (previously had a Logitech G5 that broke).  It works great in Windows, which I dual boot on my gaming machine.  However, when I try to use it in Linux…it doesn’t operate at all. (2.6.26 kernel)

Googling around hasn’t turned up much at all…so I figured I’d ask here.  So…here goes:


Dear lazyweb, has anyone gotten the Sidewinder x8 or x5 laser mouse to work in Linux and if so, can you point me in the right direction in the comments?