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Old 07-01-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Cannot change USB mouse back to PS/2 mouse under Mandrake 10


I don't get it. Since I understood there are some problems with my usb controler or ports (some kinda hardware problems from my motherboard) I decided to change my usb mouse back to a ps/2 mouse. But here it's not working. How do I say to mandrake it has to use a PS/2 mouse instead of a USB mouse ? I tried to configure my mouse with "mouseconf" and with "mousedrake" who seems to me to be the same, but nothing matters, the mouse remains being a "standard PS/2 or USB mouse" and when I plug it into my PS/2 (with the adapter who functions well, I've tested it under windows), it's as if I had no mouse. What is the procedure to make a hardware change detection ? Can someone help me on this ? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 10:09 PM   #2
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Reducer: try:http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/index.html section
25 subsection 25.2 USB misc. worth a try.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:35 AM   #3
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ok ok, I found out myself. It seems in fact there is some kind of problem with the mouse configurator from Mandrake 10. It just doesn't write changes to the XF86Config-4 file. So, to change my mouse configuration I have to edit manually the file and make the changes needed to get the mouse back to PS2. I just have to add the following lines (and to remove the old ones) end try to get the mouse wheel running to :

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
# Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
# Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
# Option "EmulateInertia" "50"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

I'll try as soon as I get back from work and I'll post a msg to confirm it works for those interested (those who have mandrake 10 will have the same problem according to me, so I think this info will please them).

Best regards.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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well, have to disappoint you all, this last thing I found out just doen't work lol, it's just impossible to change your mouse under mandrake 10. I'll have to re-install Mandrake 10 all over to be able to change my mouse man... I tried with 3 different PS/2 mice but the problem remains, they all work under windows, but not under mandrake. It's as if it doesn't see my ps2 mouse port, but it works well with my ps2 keyboard, so I doen't understand... what is happening here ? Is there a way to force new hardware detection ? Or do I have to install some or other package to make my ps2 mouse run ? I'm completely lost on this...

Last edited by RedUcer; 07-02-2004 at 04:33 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 07:41 PM   #5
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reducer: have you attempted this site for answers?http://tldp.org/HOWTO/
Hardware-HOWTO/index compatibility section 21 subsections 21.1,21.2.21.
3 all on mice
 
Old 07-03-2004, 06:56 AM   #6
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Well, it's not a compatibility problem, it's more some kinda trouble with the PS/2 controler or something. When linux boots up, the PS/2 port is activated (I can see it because my optical mouse lights on) but, then it just doesn't do anything more. The mouse pointer doesn't move while moving my mouse, nothing works. I have to stick to my USB mouse and plug it in everytime I boot up. Well, that's all too bad.
 
Old 07-03-2004, 03:58 PM   #7
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reducer ; again this time same site except try section 11 and 12 with subsections 1.2.and 1.2
 
Old 07-04-2004, 11:09 AM   #8
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Tnx for the link, but the site seems irrelevant to me. There is only information about compatibility stuff and such. My problem lies somewhere else. I ran Mandrake 8.x, 9.x and they ran well with the mouse controler. Now I installed Mandrake 10, but here the mouse is not working anymore while the kernel is newer. I can't believe my PS/2 mouse controller is not supported anymore. I'm sure it is more some problem with a module configuration or something who is kinda buggy on Mdk 10 and makes it almost unpossible to change your mouse configuration after having installed your Mdk. I'm going to try a update of my installation and I hope this will solve this problem.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 02:32 AM   #9
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I installed Mandrake 10.2 today and at first my mouse wheel scrolled horizontally, not vertically as it should, then later it wouldn't scroll at all. No matter what setting I tried from the Control Panel its wheel wouldn't work right.

Finally I plugged it into the PS2 port with the adapter (I have a Logitech cordless optical mouse, two buttons and a wheel), rebooted, went into the Control Panel and set it to be a "generic PS2 wheel mouse" and now finally it works, scrolling properly and also the buttons working OK.

Hope this may help somebody who moves to 10 or 10.1.
 
Old 10-26-2004, 06:24 AM   #10
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tnx for all, but I finally found where the problem lies. The mouse juste screwd up lol... i.e. the scroller is broken lol... stupid mouse
 
Old 10-26-2004, 06:52 PM   #11
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tnx for all, but I finally found where the problem lies. The mouse juste screwd up lol... i.e. the scroller is broken lol... stupid mouse

I thought you tried 3 different mouses. And they all had the same issue. broken scroller?
 
Old 10-27-2004, 02:40 AM   #12
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Sorry, I've lost the subject. I had some troubles with the scroller of my usb mouse, so I decided to stick to my PS/2 mouse (with scroller) and there I had troubles on getting it ran under Mandrake 10. But weanwhile, I switched to Mandrake 10.1 wich made the problem disappear. So I was posting in my wrong post, lol, sorry for that.
 
  


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