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Old 08-02-2002, 12:08 PM   #1
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Angry Please Help - Hangs while booting USB Controller


I installed RH 7.3 on my computer. The installation process went well. Only one issue, when the box is booting, it hangs when checking USB Controller.

I have a Logitech USB mouse (optical)

I unplugged the mouse and rebooted with no luck. I read something about not recognizing the USB ports.

Question:

1. Can I configure the mouse (mouseconfig, i guess) from a GRUB prompt?

2. What can I do if its not recognizing the usb ports?

Please help! Thnx

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Old 08-04-2002, 01:04 AM   #2
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Hi, actually there are a few people on here with Logitech USB mice, and they have gotten them working by editing their /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. As long as you have the support compiled into the kernel, and the correct lines in the XF86Config-4 file, then you should be able to use your mouse. I very recently had problems with it, and found that I didn't have USB compiled into my kernel, and that I wasn't calling the USB module before starting X.

Since you cannot even get through a boot, I would try booting the failsafe option. I don't use GRUB, but I would suppose that redhat places that option reguardless of which bootloader you use. Also, if you can do a "interactive" bootup. Press I during the bootup process to do this. Disable checking for new hardware and such, and then hopefully you can get in. Then chang your run level from a 5 to a 3 in your /etc/inittab file using your favorite command line text editor.

If you have never compiled a kernel before, read a few of the thread on here about the process, and possibly check out the LDP's how to on kernel building.

Good luck

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Old 08-04-2002, 01:13 AM   #3
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what is the mobo chippset - VIA or ALI or something else?
for the future reference I am including my mouse configuration in XF86Config-4 file it is logi optical usb
PHP Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        
Identifier  "Mouse0"
        
Driver      "mouse"
        
Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        
Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        
Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        
Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection 
 
Old 08-04-2002, 01:04 PM   #4
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Thanks you very much.

I'll let you know how I make out.
 
Old 08-04-2002, 01:11 PM   #5
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MaterC, I tried to do an interactive boot, but it wont let me.

How do I boot in failsafe mode???

neo77777, How can I find out what my mobo chipset is????

Sorry, I'm a newbie that didn't read the entire terminology section.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 02:39 PM   #6
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Remove USB 2.0 card if any.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 11:51 PM   #7
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what is the output of lspci?
 
Old 08-06-2002, 07:05 PM   #8
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neo77777

I dont know what the lspci is. Sry.
I can't get past USB Controller. I tried the boot disk and didnt help. It got me as far as setting up to reinstall packeges, is that any help??

Is there anything I can do at the GRUB prompt??
 
Old 08-08-2002, 05:27 AM   #9
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It's lowercase LSPCI, you would type it into an x terminal, or console to display the PCI information. Copy and paste this information to here so we can see what chipset you have.

Failsafe is usually a choice setup by default for me by my distro, at least Mandy/RH/SuSE/Slack have all set one up for me. Interactive setup should be there, during bootup continue to press I, don't hold the key down, but about every second press "I" without the quotes.
 
Old 08-11-2002, 02:03 PM   #10
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I can't do an interactive boot. The system is not recognizing when press the "I". I see the I's on the screen when I press them, but I guess its not registering.

I guess my last resort is to compile USB Support into the kernel.

Where do get the support? How do I compile the support if I cant get my machine to boot to a prompt?
 
  


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