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Old 02-26-2003, 05:21 PM   #1
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Reinstalling Slackware, mouse does not work.


I reinstalled twice today. Both times, the mouse refuses to work.

When it asks about the mouse (the first time) I chose IMPS/2 because I got an Intellimouse Explorer (USB Optical). Didn't work.

When I reinstalled for the 2nd time, I chose PS/2 when it asks about the mouse. Same problem, doesn't work.

Anyone know what's wrong?
 
Old 02-26-2003, 09:31 PM   #2
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you ARE in the GUI mode i'm guessing since you can still see it in text only (;P) so anyway, Try installing the generic mouse if that can't be read; I dunno.. Try getting an old mouse or something and plug that in and you should roll fine, you shouldn't need to reinstall slack anyway, you should only have to configure Xf86
 
Old 02-26-2003, 10:49 PM   #3
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There's a few bits of information we'll need to get you going. You don't need to reinstall Slackware, BTW .

If booting into X (GUI evironment), can you get to a command line?
What kernel did you install (bare.i or the usb one)?
Are you using it as a PS/2 mouse or as a usb mouse?
If you can get to a command line, type the following as root:

xf86config

Before you do this, make sure you know your PC's hardware (video card chipset, monitor horiz. and vert. refresh frequencies, keyboard, mouse, etc.). This utility will run you through a list of questions regarding your hardware. After you've completed it, it will then write the /etc/X11/XF86Config file for you. In here, it will tell you what your mouse settings are. You can find out what it says by typing:

less /etc/X11/XF86Config

You can use your arrow keys to scroll up and down on the file until you get to the mouse information. Please post here what it says.

It should look something like this if you're using it as a PS/2 mouse:

[quote]Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

or

Quote:
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

or

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
or if you're using it as a usb mouse, try

Quote:
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

or

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

or

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "usb"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

or

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "usb"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
I got the above from various XF86Config files posted on this site as well as this Intellimouse Explorer thread. Hope this helps.

Oh yeah, don't get overwhelmed by all that info I posted, it's not as bad as it seems.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 11:07 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Texicle
There's a few bits of information we'll need to get you going. You don't need to reinstall Slackware, BTW
Well I kinda had to reinstall Slack because I formatted the disk it was on to test Mandrake 9.1 RC1 (which is very buggy in my opinion). Anyway, I got the issue resolved.
 
Old 02-26-2003, 11:09 PM   #5
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u need to edit /etc/rc.modules and uncomment (if i remember right)
usbmouse
mousedev
usb-uhci

- and uh uh...what did i miss?

and run /etc/rc.modules (or switch runlevels).
 
Old 02-26-2003, 11:14 PM   #6
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Originally posted by born4linux
u need to edit /etc/rc.modules and uncomment (if i remember right)
usbmouse
mousedev
usb-uhci

- and uh uh...what did i miss?

and run /etc/rc.modules (or switch runlevels).
What did you miss? where I had stated that I got the issue resolved.
 
Old 02-27-2003, 09:01 PM   #7
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ha ha ha! the moron in me strikes again....ur post 'outposted' me by a few minutes....

my mistake. well, glad that you have fixed it urself.

cheers.
 
  


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