MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer and Slackware 9.0
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yes, unfortunatly i have the same issue in both GNOME 2 and KDE.
as well as x started with only an xterm in the corner of the screen, still the pointer goes mad in the exact same way as described above.
I didnt think of checking this before though so thank you for the suggestion.
This is a problem that seems to be occuring in Slackware 9.0 (Final) and Mandrake 9.1 as well with the intellimouse explorer (Wireless) only.
( i havent seen any MDk9.1 posts here yet, but on other forums i have)
I know this is fixable as i have managed to fix it once by pure chance but as soon as i restarted X it went crazy again.
I havent tried Aussie's idea of loading the modules by hand yet, but i will and i think he has helped again, i suspected Hotplug and have mentioned that i have disabled it with no real improvement.
As he thought it could be Hotplug also i went back to trying to see why it could have worked once, and i have solved it kindof. I had another USB device plugged in at the time. ( A USB Playstation Joypad convertor)
If i plug in the USB joypad convertor it is recognised as a hid device but is claimed by no driver in linux (when i look at the bootup messages it tells me this), but when i start X everything works fine.
Im getting closer to a reason for this, but as of now i think there are three possible solutions.
1. Try aussie's idea of using modprobe to load modules like they always were in the past (probably the best idea)
2. Try plugging in some other usb devices and see if it helps like it has for me.
or 3. Figure out why Hotplug (im nearly sure now, thanx Aussie) has changed since Slack9(RC1) - which wirked perfectly for me, and how to change it back.
I will be trying all these methods tomorrow (its 1am and i goot get to work for 7) so ill repost tomorrow with my findings.
Good luck and thanks for the help everyone, if anyone has any success please share it so i can try to figure out a more permanent solution and fix Hotplug if possible (i know many people it isnt broke for but for us i guess it it)
sambartel ->Í'm not sure that I understand what to do.
I have my printer connected via USB and I still have same prob.
If you could tell me more specificly what i should try I'll be more than willing to help in any way i can.
sorry this has taken so long to post. I have my mouse working 100% so i admit i started to forget about this, someone just mailed me so ive come back to say i will look into it properly tonight and see if i can get a 100% working solution for you.
Great I've been waiting for this. Tried to install Mandrake and the mouse worked fine during installation but after that it behaved the same ass in slackware so I've decided to wait for a solution to slackware prob so i can run the only propper Dist