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Old 08-18-2004, 02:39 PM   #1
youneedaclue
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usb mouse doesnt work, light comes on


im using mandrake 10 with kde. im trying to use my targus mini mouse to work with it. my mouse light turns on, but for some reason it doesnt accept input. before it used to accept input for a little while and then stop. any explanations? thanks
usb-uhci and hid are loaded

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Old 08-21-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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I'll be watching this thread as I pretty much have the same problem.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 02:23 AM   #3
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May be you can try this:

Edit X86config in /etc/X11

Section "Server Layout"
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.
Option "mouse0" "CoreEvents"
Option "mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
.
.
End Section

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ps/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
EndSection
 
Old 08-21-2004, 05:09 AM   #4
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Did you attach the mouse after X loaded, or was it there on startup? If you attached it after X then you might need to restart X for it to see the mouse (ctrl+alt+backspace on my box). The mouse will light up but X does not think it exists.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 01:48 PM   #5
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Alright kohokuak i have tried what you gave and i was unsuccessful, perhaps there are spaces or caps in your code that are not supposed to be there or supposed to be there or something idk. The mouse is plugged in from startup, I have restarted X many times just to be sure, it used to work haltingly(sometimes it would work, then all of a sudden stop, im not gonna say that i didnt change anything, because I did, and then it stopped working, if only i could remember what i changed. Maybe there is something wrong with my usb detection?
I checked the logs and it never says anything about a USB detection. its supposed to say something in /var/log/message right?
thanks all for help, I know the answer's out there....waaaaay out there.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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the line under mouse1 should be

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Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
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sorry for the mistake. good luck.
 
Old 08-22-2004, 08:41 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by youneedaclue
I checked the logs and it never says anything about a USB detection. its supposed to say something in /var/log/message right?
'dmesg' would be the place to look

If you are running a 2.4 kernel, is the 'mousedev' module loaded?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 06:54 AM   #8
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You can try this with the XFree86 Config file...note the difference from previous posting.

BTW if anyone is able to allow the mouse to be hot-plugged....Mean the mouse can work when plug in after X server is up. Please tell me.... I remember Kernel 2.6 can... But I need to use VPN and aironet 350 driver, so I have to downgrade to 2.4....

BTW ...any news on how to get Cisco 350 Aironet PCMIA to work...please tell me too..

P.S. I am using ManDrake 10....





You can define several pointing devices in your X configuration file:

Section "InputDevice"
# Built-in trackpoint
Identifier "TrackPoint"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# External USB mouse using usbhid/mousedev
Identifier "USBMouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection



...and then have them both in your ServerLayout:
code:Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "MyLayout"
InputDevice "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "TrackPoint" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "USBMouse" "SendCoreEvents"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 09-01-2004, 11:07 AM   #9
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Hey guys, I have the exact same problem with my usb mouse. I had it plugged in the entire time I was installing Mandrake 10 on my laptop. The light for the mouse comes on but nothing happens when I move it. I'm reading what everyone is writing in this thread but I'm sorry to say that I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I'm completely new to Linux so please bear with me.

Where do I go to get access to the editor and start trying out some of the commands you guys have put here? If I get at least that part down, I can try to see what I can do to get this problem fixed
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:21 PM   #10
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See the Black Square icon on the taskbar called Konsole....use to get into console....
at the prompt type "su" followed by the root password.(Please recall u set this during installation)

Then type "kwrite &" enter
u will have something like notepad... use it to edit file which we have told u in the previous thread...
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:51 PM   #11
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maelstrom209

You might want to get a copy of 'How Linux Works' by Brian Ward, No Starch Press- here's a link: http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/bo...sbn=1593270356. It's well written, get's right to the point, is very accurate and will really help you get going.

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Old 09-01-2004, 05:04 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by valent_h
BTW if anyone is able to allow the mouse to be hot-plugged....Mean the mouse can work when plug in after X server is up. Please tell me.... I remember Kernel 2.6 can... But I need to use VPN and aironet 350 driver, so I have to downgrade to 2.4....
Try adding this to your /etc/modules file:

Code:
mousedev
hid
usb-uhci
This will force-create the mouse device, even if the mouse is not attached. As long as the mouse device exists X will think the mouse is there. (I think this file is only read at startup, so you may need to reboot after adding the lines).


HTH

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Old 09-05-2004, 07:50 AM   #13
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Done that all those modules are loaded...But it is the same....
no hot-plug...
BUT restart if X server by Ctrl-Alt-BS
work.....
 
Old 09-05-2004, 06:11 PM   #14
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Okay so I think the problem with mine is that I'm running the 2.4 kernel. I'm hearing and have read in a couple of places that the 2.6 kernel fixes this problem, correct? If so, where do I go to get the 2.6 kernel? Is it an upgrade or something?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:14 AM   #15
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Dear maelStrom209.. What a name..
Anyway mandrake 10 offer to use 2.6 too.....
 
  


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