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Old 10-28-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.9 - XF86 4.4.0 - USB Mouse not working

After looking at /var/log/messages, it appears that the kernel recognizes the mouse, which makes me think it is xf86 that is giving me the problem. Right after upgrading the kernel, the mouse stopped working - so I updated xf86 thinking that may be the problem. When I use my PS/2 converter the pointer hops around the screen when I move the mouse. When in both modes the light on the mouse is on and the pointer is there...
Old 10-28-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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Print out your XF86Config, XF86Config-4, or xorg.conf. You will have to load up hid and usbmouse. For PS/2 make sure the module mouse is loaded.

I do not have any trouble using with mouse in Slackware 10 and Mandrake 9.0, but on a rare occausion it glitches. It depends what protocol you pick for your mouse.


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