MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer and Slackware 9.0
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I think that the problem has definitly only appeared in slackware 9.0 (Final Release) then, as in 9.0 (Release Candidate 1) there are no problems for me (did you try the RC1 before 9.0(final) was released? and did it work for you.)
Im just going to have a look at the changelog and see what has changed so i have a better idea of where to start looking.
I think it may be a Hotplug issue, but disabling it causes all kind of problems for me that id rather avoid ( aside from disabling the mouse completely as its USB and would need setting up seperate from hotplug - which i think would bring the same results as letting hotplug do the configuration )
Also im sure Hotplug isnt changed from the RC1 so it should work the same.
Ill edit this post (or repost) if i find anything interesting in the changelog.
I've never used RC1...I've read a few forums where this problem does happen in Mandrake 9 as well. I think www.linuxiso.com/forums and this forum as well.
It is rather frustrating because I've grown to like the Slackware distro of Linux...however I'd like to soon get into making my own linux from scratch deal...might be checking into this a lot sooner than i had anticipated...Anyway,
I appreciate your help...hopefully someone will figure this out...
I disabled the hot swapple thing btw and for some reason, my mouse receiver didn't even have power coming to it...Was weird...Everything else had power though...Atleast my hub did. But my reciever for my mouse is plugged directly into my computer...instead of the hub...Any thoughts on this?
There is either
1. no module loaded to support the mouse (hid.o, input.o and mousedev.o i think)
Im now guessing (because ive never used hotplug before) that the modules are loaded by hotplug (this is its purpose i believe, feel free to correct me anyone if im wrong) and so you will need to modprobe them yourself to load support for the mouse.
(although i *think* that power should be supplied even without HID drivers loaded, i might be wrong.)
Anyway give it a try
and look in /proc/bus/usb/devices for changes before and after you activate it if possible.
2. the USB driver for the PC isnt loaded (but of course if this hub is powered from another USB socket on the same bus as the one your mouse is in then this is already taken care of and so option 1 is the only solution)
Well, I'm using the same mouse config I've had since I wrote the side button guide, using a five button no-name optical ps/2 mouse.
Check for dirt or a hair over the lens, a small hair once sent my mouse crazy.
Good to se that i'm not alone with this problem.
Just installed Slackware 9 (final relese) to my PC and configured the
XF86Config (just like on top of this page) file just to notice that my mouse behavied the same as Sambartle.
I very big need of good help because i'm a complete newbie in linux. I guess that i'm running fluxbox got nothing to do with the issue.