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Old 12-17-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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Hardware Misdetected - PS/2 Mouse on USB adapter


Due to certain constraints on my current motherboard, I am forced to have to use a PS/2 to USB adapter instead of the normal PS/2 port on my PC. Mind you, this is not the only distribution that I have had problems with. But here are the symptoms.

I'll boot into the CD. Desktop comes up and everything looks fine. Then I go to move my mouse. It moves, but only up and down, and only when I move my mouse from side to side. If I hold the r-click button, I can move it to the right only. This is also present in OpenSolaris, and a few other OSes I have tried. However, this is not an issue in Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, Windows 95, 98, XP, or OpenSuse.

Here is all of the hardware info I got from Puppy:

Module Size Used by
parport_pc 32068 1
lp 12580 0
parport 35656 2 parport_pc,lp
snd_pcm_oss 40992 0
snd_seq_dummy 3844 0
snd_seq_oss 31360 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7168 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 47952 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 8204 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_mixer_oss 16640 1 snd_pcm_oss
gspca 679120 0
videodev 33664 1 gspca
v4l1_compat 14340 1 videodev
usbhid 29696 0
evdev 11776 0
ohci_hcd 25860 0
serio_raw 6788 0
apm 19792 1
snd_intel8x0 32796 0
snd_ac97_codec 97952 1 snd_intel8x0
squashfs 46856 0
ac97_bus 1920 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 73736 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
unionfs 73572 0
snd_timer 22276 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 52772 9 snd_pcm_oss,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd _timer
pcspkr 2944 0
ehci_hcd 33932 0
i2c_i801 10000 0
soundcore 7520 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 10376 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
fuse 48284 0
ssb 34436 1 ohci_hcd
e100 34828 0
mii 5504 1 e100
uhci_hcd 23820 0
nls_iso8859_1 4096 0
i2c_core 24592 1 i2c_i801
nls_cp437 5760 0
usbcore 136560 6 gspca,usbhid,ohci_hcd,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
intel_agp 26812 1
agpgart 33584 1 intel_agp
DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset Host Bridge
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 1a30 KERNEL MODULE: intel-agp

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82845 845 (Brookdale) Chipset AGP Bridge
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 1a31 KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 244e KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC)
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 2440 KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 244b KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1)
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 2442 KERNEL MODULE: uhci-hcd

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 2443 KERNEL MODULE: i2c-i801

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2)
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 2444 KERNEL MODULE: uhci-hcd

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 2445 KERNEL MODULE: snd-intel8x0

DESCRIPTION: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM/CA/CAM Ethernet Controller
VENDOR: 8086 DEVICE: 2449 KERNEL MODULE: eepro100

DESCRIPTION:
VENDOR: 10de DEVICE: 0326 KERNEL MODULE: unknown

DESCRIPTION: NEC Corporation USB
VENDOR: 1033 DEVICE: 0035 KERNEL MODULE: ohci-hcd

DESCRIPTION: NEC Corporation USB
VENDOR: 1033 DEVICE: 0035 KERNEL MODULE: ohci-hcd

DESCRIPTION: NEC Corporation USB 2.0
VENDOR: 1033 DEVICE: 00e0 KERNEL MODULE: ehci-hcd

Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.25.16 ohci_hcd
Product=OHCI Host Controller
SerialNumber=0000:02:0b.1
VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0001 KERNEL-MODULE=hub

VendorID=046d ProductID=08d7 KERNEL-MODULE=(none)

Product=USB Hub
VendorID=05e3 ProductID=0604 KERNEL-MODULE=hub

Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.25.16 ohci_hcd
Product=OHCI Host Controller
SerialNumber=0000:02:0b.1
VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0001 KERNEL-MODULE=hub

Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.25.16 ohci_hcd
Product=OHCI Host Controller
SerialNumber=0000:02:0b.1
VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0001 KERNEL-MODULE=hub

Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.25.16 ehci_hcd
Product=EHCI Host Controller
SerialNumber=0000:02:0b.2
VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0002 KERNEL-MODULE=hub

Manufacturer=Linux 2.6.25.16 ohci_hcd
Product=OHCI Host Controller
SerialNumber=0000:02:0b.1
VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0001 KERNEL-MODULE=hub

Product=USBPS2
VendorID=0d3d ProductID=0001 KERNEL-MODULE=usbhid

I hope that helps.

Last edited by pyrestriker; 12-17-2008 at 08:32 AM. Reason: forgot some OSes
 
Old 12-17-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting the feedback and the information pyrestriker.
We have had two earlier reports of this (see here and here).

Hopefully we will be able to pick this up and resolve it for the final release.
Unfortunately I do not have a solution nor am I a dev, so I can not make promises that it will be resolved. Sorry about that.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 04:08 PM   #3
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Thank you

I guess I should have registered with the Dreamlinux forums as well. I'm doing that as well, since those articles are restricted to members only.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 02:54 AM   #4
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Sorry, my assumption was that you could read them but not post.
I'll keep that in mind next time when referring to posts on the Dreamlinux forums.

Thanks for pointing it out.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 09:23 AM   #5
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Hi,
links referred to testing-section, which is in fact for registered members, as well as our "gallery". But the rest of dreamlinuxforums.org is free for use
@nno
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:30 AM   #6
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Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by pyrestriker View Post
Due to certain constraints on my current motherboard, I am forced to have to use a PS/2 to USB adapter instead of the normal PS/2 port on my PC. Mind you, this is not the only distribution that I have had problems with. But here are the symptoms.

I'll boot into the CD. Desktop comes up and everything looks fine. Then I go to move my mouse. It moves, but only up and down, and only when I move my mouse from side to side. If I hold the r-click button, I can move it to the right only. This is also present in OpenSolaris, and a few other OSes I have tried. However, this is not an issue in Puppy Linux, Ubuntu, Windows 95, 98, XP, or OpenSuse.

Here is all of the hardware info I got from Puppy:
.........
I hope that helps.
Hi pyrestriker

Just for occasions like these, I whipped out my twin-input ps2-usb adapter and stuck in a ps/2 kbd and a ps2 mouse.

So now my 2 keyboards, trackpad, 3button ps2 mouse and 5button usb mouse are attached. They all work and the ps2 mouse is a little wonky, a little like what you describe.
The longer it's attached, the better the control I have.
Both buttons and scroll wheel work fine and with all those input devices present, I'm able to navigate the ps/2 mouse and work on this page.

Right now I'm concurrently moving both mousey mices and they work properly.

I managed to lessen the effects of the sluggishness before. Gotta just tweak xorg configuration.

BUT! as another test, I just gave the ps2 mouse another mousing/tracking surface.
It now works perfectly. I might add that this is an optical ps/2 mouse.

You might want to try cleaning your mouse and try another mousepad?

It would be good to know which version of Dreamlinux you tried. Thanks.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 02:36 PM   #7
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Sorry about that. Dreamlinux 3.2 RC4

Oddly enough, I got my mouse working. Which kind of bugs me. Why? The PS/2 port for my mouse was broken. But now it works. Odd... It hasn't worked in over 3 years, I don't see why all of a sudden it would work now. It still appears physically busted though (I get my parts for free on Freecycle, and sometimes they aren't the best condition).

So currently my only other concern which is something only Windows would recognize properly - My DVD multi-Drive. So far I haven't been able to find a distro able to support its DVD-RAM function. It is a Samsung Super Writemaster DVD Multi-Recorder with SpeedPlus (Not bad, it burns DVDs at 16x, and it's pretty old. Still sells for a pretty penny too.) http://www.mysimon.com/9014-3212_8-33201642.html

Not that I mind, really. I don't use it for DVD-RAM atm. But if I wanted to, I'd like to be able to use it.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pyrestriker View Post
Sorry about that. Dreamlinux 3.2 RC4

Oddly enough, I got my mouse working. Which kind of bugs me. Why? The PS/2 port for my mouse was broken. But now it works. Odd... It hasn't worked in over 3 years, I don't see why all of a sudden it would work now. It still appears physically busted though (I get my parts for free on Freecycle, and sometimes they aren't the best condition).

So currently my only other concern which is something only Windows would recognize properly - My DVD multi-Drive. So far I haven't been able to find a distro able to support its DVD-RAM function. It is a Samsung Super Writemaster DVD Multi-Recorder with SpeedPlus (Not bad, it burns DVDs at 16x, and it's pretty old. Still sells for a pretty penny too.) http://www.mysimon.com/9014-3212_8-33201642.html

Not that I mind, really. I don't use it for DVD-RAM atm. But if I wanted to, I'd like to be able to use it.
Hi pyrestriker
Sorry about the testing board not being open to non-members. There are two reasons.
1. We didn't want new users mistakenly thinking that an unfinished RC was the final stable release.
2. We are a small forum with minimum resources and our bandwidth has been getting cained this year.

Tomorrow I will be upgrading the hosting service to business level which means that we will have more space and more bandwidth. The Gallery and the RC testing board will then be open for all. We'll just have to make sure that we keep an eye out for "new to Linux" users who are not sure what Beta or RC means.

I had a chuckle when I read your post, as I envisioned the ultimate Dreamlinux promotion title on Digg;

"Dreamlinux Resurrects Dead Mouse"

Back on topic:
I,ve only ever used standard cd and dvd readers/burners, but i'll have a Google and see if I can find any hints for a solution to your problem.

Rich

Last edited by richs-lxh; 01-11-2009 at 09:03 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 02:40 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Hi pyrestriker
...... We'll just have to make sure that we keep an eye out for "new to Linux" users who are not sure what Beta or RC means.

Rich
You mean, like this one, Rich?

what is the difference between Dreamlinux 3.5 Release Candidate 4 and...
 
Old 01-13-2009, 02:47 AM   #10
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Actually, I'm having WebCam troubles with Dreamlinux 3.5 RC4. I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro, and I have tried using the repositories to install the proper drivers... I don't use it often, and forgot to test it upon installation. I have gotten it working under Ubuntu, OpenSolaris 10, OpenSuse 10.3/11.0, and Puppy Linux 4.1.1.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:00 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pyrestriker View Post
Actually, I'm having WebCam troubles with Dreamlinux 3.5 RC4. I have a Logitech QuickCam Pro, and I have tried using the repositories to install the proper drivers... I don't use it often, and forgot to test it upon installation. I have gotten it working under Ubuntu, OpenSolaris 10, OpenSuse 10.3/11.0, and Puppy Linux 4.1.1.
Ok webcams on Dreamlinux/Debian Lenny:

Open your terminal and issue su+password to become root, then

linux-uvc For HP webcams, for example

Code:
m-a a-i linux-uvc
Code:
aptitude install libpt-1.11.2-plugins-v4l2
Code:
modprobe uvcvideo linux-uvc
gspca For just about all the rest

Code:
m-a a-i gspca
Code:
modprobe gspca
Courtesy of Debiantutorials.org here:
http://www.debiantutorials.org/content/view/232/297/

If it doesn't work, i'll go out and buy a Logitech QuickCam Pro and take a look and see if I can get one working. If so, i'll link you to a Howto.

Rich
 
  


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