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Old 08-18-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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Cursor frozen on Toorox 6.2009


I have recently been trying a new distro called Toorox (version 6.2009 with KDE 4.2.4). This is a Gentoo based distro from germany. The LiveCD worked fine and after a couple of hours of playing about with it I decided to install it onto my system.

However I have run into a problem: after booting the optical mouse's light comes on, and stays on, and the cursor on the screen is frozen. I have tried rebooting, and moving the mouse to another USB port, but so far this has made no difference.

I hope that somebody can help as it seems such a simple problem.

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Old 08-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #2
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Try posting your mouse configuration from xorg.conf
 
Old 08-18-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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Here is the relevant part of my xorg.conf

[QUOTE]Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
# PS/2 Mouse not detected
# Serial Mouse not detected
InputDevice "USB Mouse" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "de"

EndSection

#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Serial Mouse"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
# Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
#EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "PS/2 Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "evdev"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection
[QUOTE]
 
Old 08-18-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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OK I just spotted something else, I assumed that it was simply the mouse that was not working however, it also appears that the keyboard is not loading either. The desktop does not respond to any key press, however I am noticing that pressing "Num Lock" or "Caps Lock" does not switch on the LEDs on the keyboard either.

I do not think it has crashed as the analogue clock widget on the KDE desktop is still ticking.
 
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Sounds like usb trouble. Connections, or modules. Sometimes ohci & uchi modules load & can conflict. You need one or the other. You don't have a via chipset, do you? I used get spurious 'o/c change' repeatedly from the usb-2.0 driver and about 2.6.19 they put in an option
options ehci_hcd ignore_oc=1
for /etc/module.d/ which fixed it.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #6
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Well the USB problem would explain the mouse, however my keyboard is not USB, just the standard connection.

My chip is AMD 64 athlon X2 (2.8 dual core).

You have lost me a wee bit with the last line, are you telling me to create a file in /etc/module.d/ called options with the line ehci_hcd ignore_oc=1

Sorry if this seems dumb, I am still a relative newbie.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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Well the USB problem would explain the mouse, however my keyboard is not USB, just the standard connection.

My chip is AMD 64 athlon X2 (2.8 dual core).

You have lost me a wee bit with the last line, are you telling me to create a file in /etc/module.d/ called options with the line ehci_hcd ignore_oc=1

Sorry if this seems dumb, I am still a relative newbie.
 
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You have an amd Athlon (Have one myself) and a lot of the motherboards here use via chipset. If you have a via chipset (try the command 'lspci' which tells you) just copy and paste the line

echo "options ehci_hcd ignore_oc=1" >> /etc/modprobe.d/ehci_hcd

into a terminal as root. Also add
ohci_hcd

to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
 
Old 08-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for all your help business_kid, but after speaking to somebody, they had a similar problem which was a fault during installation. I reinstalled the system and it is now working (woo hoo!).

Anybody else that tries this distro beware: it may be a dodgy install.
 
  


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