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FredGSanford 08-09-2009 11:04 AM

USB Mouse Not Working
 
I installed Debian Testing about 3 weeks ago on a Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop and everything was working fine. I did a netinst with LXDE desktop and even plugging in my Dell 2 button wheel mouse worked. It has the 2.6.26 kernel.

Today I did a safe-upgrade and now the mouse is not working at all. The touchpad continues to work. I normally boot with the mouse plugged in.

When I run dmesg | tail, I see 'New USB device found' after unplugging & re plugging the mouse in the port.

Any ideas how to get this to work? My /etc/X11/xorg.conf is empty but everything else is working as normal.


I just plugged in a usb thumbdrive and it is detected and automounted.

Thnx.

repo 08-09-2009 11:10 AM

You could try to create a xorg.conf
take a look at
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...g-file-743438/
for a guide

It's a bug in the new xorg

FredGSanford 08-09-2009 12:07 PM

I did add a xorg.conf file and adjusted the mouse section but still not working. I guess I'll have to wait on a fix but I sure hate using the touchpad instead of a mouse.

Thnx.

repo 08-09-2009 12:15 PM

You could try to disable synaptic section in xorg.conf
and add the conf for usb

Code:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


FredGSanford 08-09-2009 12:56 PM

I've tried what you mention, repo, but still no mouse. I've also tried with /dev/input/mouse and no go. I'm not sure what the problem is. It just seems odd the mouse would stop working, even though it listed as a known device using lsusb.

Thanks, I appreciate the help.

Chunky77 08-13-2009 01:51 AM

I have the same issue; however, this happens to me on my desktop, so I have to reboot to use my mouse again :( I'm trying to reinstall with a different method to see if that helps me... Good luck, I hope there's an answer to fix it completely, soon. I'm not sure if reinstalling will even fix it :(

FredGSanford 08-13-2009 08:39 AM

Rebooting is not fixing this issue with the laptop, I'm not sure what the problem could be. I guess some type of bug somewhere came up. It is these types of small issues that distros should not be having. Maybe a fix will come with the next update of X or the kernel.

BetelgeuseFive 08-18-2009 03:17 AM

Same problem using Fedora 11
 
It looks like I am experiencing the same problem (using Fedora 11 on a Dell Dimension 5100 Desktop). All was working wel until I installed updates using yum (I do this once a week and had been working without problems so far). I can see the mouse pointer in the center of my display, but no matter what I do it won't move. I booted Fedora Live and all was working again so I guess it is not a hardware problem. If someone has a solution for this problem I would appreciate it if they would post it. As this problem seems to occur on both Debian and Fedora it is probably generic and not distro related.

BetelgeuseFive 08-18-2009 12:13 PM

Found cause and solution
 
Hello again. After some research I found out the problem is caused by bluez (Bluetooth stuff). I replaced the bluez packages that were updated by the original ones and now everything works again (although I had to reboot my system first). I do not have a Debian system here, but chances are your problems are also caused by updating bluez.

FredGSanford 08-20-2009 11:39 PM

BetelgeuseFive, I'll look into it. I did a netinst with Debian, meaning a minimum installation, I don't think any bluez stuff is installed. I will check to be certain, thanks for the info.

But Wednesday I installed Pardus Linux and after installation and first reboot to login, the usb mouse is not working. It uses KDE and may have the bluez.

Thnx.

whittycat 02-04-2010 07:58 AM

USB Mouse Not Working
 
I have a similar problem. Debian Lenny, kernel 2.6.17. Here is my sources.list:

deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ lenny main contrib non-free
#
deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main

I did apt-get update; apt-get upgrade and this seemed ok but the X server failed with this error:

(EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
No such file or directory.
(EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
No core pointer

I gather from an LQ post that the DRI error will not stop X working so the mouse error is the
important thing. I tried mknod /dev/input/mice c 13 63 and tried startx and the error changed to

(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
No such device.
(EE) Configured Mouse: cannot open input device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Configured Mouse"
No core pointer

so I was not much further forward. Like Fred, lsusb knows the mouse is there. And like Fred
I am a bit annoyed; all I did was an upgrade. This desktop has a second disk so I just cleared
the rubbish out of that and installed Debian Stable on it from an ISO CD. So I have a working
system again, with a mouse obviously, and after a few hours work I shall have all the applications back but I'd still like to know what was wrong. I still have the original system
on the first disk so I can do some diagnostic tests if you can suggest any.

finland 02-27-2012 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BetelgeuseFive (Post 3648157)
Hello again. After some research I found out the problem is caused by bluez (Bluetooth stuff). I replaced the bluez packages that were updated by the original ones and now everything works again (although I had to reboot my system first). I do not have a Debian system here, but chances are your problems are also caused by updating bluez.

haha... sometimes linux can get very childish.... i am new to this (novice).. i had a problem with linux not recognizing usb mouse... after coming here... i disabled bluetooth/wireless connection, connected mouse to the laptop... mouse worked! and i put the bluetooth/wireless connection back on.. and it worked too! what a childish play... for a record... i am using linuxmint 11


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