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Old 06-10-2003, 02:57 PM   #1
mr_nohj
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Question Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer problems with Slackware


Hello,
I need some help with a problem I have.
I have a USB Wireless IntelliMuse Explorer and just installed Slackware Linux 9.0.
When I move the mouse up and down nothing happens, when I move the mouse Left to Right the pointer moves up and down, and when I click any of it's buttons or roll the wheel It moves the pointer to the right. This happens in Xwindoows KDE Gnome and at the text based console right after login.
I tryed to reinstall with out hotplug not installed ant the reciever for the mouse didn't have any power going to it. I'm at a loss as to what to do please help me.
Also if you need more info to help diagnose this probblem please let me know.
Mr_nohj
 
Old 06-10-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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Interesting. Make sure you have the correct protocol specified in your configuration. Unless microsoft decided to change how their mice worked, it should be "ImPS/2"
 
Old 06-10-2003, 09:45 PM   #3
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I tryed that and then the mouse dosen't even move the pointer This is a USB only mouse.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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Smile Easy Fix

Well, this turned out to be easier than I had expected when I found I had the same problem. Of course, finding the solution was as real pain.

To use your mouse, you need the following drivers:

mousedev
input
hid

Check for them by doing "lsmod"

The one driver you really don't need is:

usbmouse

This driver will stop your mouse working, because it's intercepting input from /dev/usbmouse and garbling it in conjunction with hid.

To get rid of usbmouse, do "rmmod usbmouse".

You should also check in /etc/modules.autoload and remove any line that refers to usbmouse so that X works after a reboot.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 07:08 PM   #5
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this problem has to do with the subset of the hid spec that linux is expecting vs the info the mouse is sending. You need to add hid to your /etc/modules file, assuming your X config is right, this will get hid to act correctly. removing/re-inserting modules in the correct order also fixes it, but is kind of a pain. Simply adding a line at the end of your /etc/modules file containing the one word: hid should be sufficient.

If you have the 5 button version (like me) you'll need to do a few things in addition to this to use them.

ps: this question has been asked and answered correctly here quite a few times, do a search on it to see.

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 06-22-2003 at 07:10 PM.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:26 PM   #6
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I have read some of your posts on http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=65853
and the temporary fix where you type the following comands works
modprobe -r usbmouse hid usb-uhci
insmod hid
insmod usbmouse
insmod usb-uhci

but I can't find a file called /etc/modules Is thier a way I can find this file, or one like it that dose the same thing.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 05:01 AM   #7
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/etc/modules.autoload

Well, depending on your distribution, it should be /etc/modules.autoload, or possibly /etc/autoload.modules (the second of these two is considered deprecated in favour of the first).
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:23 PM   #8
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the reason temp fix works is that you're removing the modules for the usbmouse and inserting them in an order where hid goes in first, and that is also the reason to add it to your at-boot modules. Hang on, I'm going to ssh to one of my slack boxes and see where Patrick and Co. like to do that from...

Ok, I'm back, and you're right, on slack, /etc/modules doesn't seem to exist, my bad, I should have checked that earlier. Fluke, you're running Slack right? so the file for slack is modules.autoload? (thanx for the info )

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 06-25-2003 at 04:31 PM.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 07:32 PM   #9
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Well I got it to work I fond an online Slackware mannual on www.slackware.com and read that the file that loads modues a t boot is /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
and all I did was uncomment the following lines.
#/sbin/modprobe hid
#/sbin/modprobe usbmouse
now all I have to do is get the scroll weel to work I think I saw some posts on that.
Thank you for all the help
 
  


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