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Old 09-02-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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Help: mouse problem on start up


Hi,
When my Suse 9.3 starts up, my mouse doesn't work at all!
I must do the following to activate it:
Alt+F1>System>Yast>[root password]>Hardware>Mouse Model
When the window opens up, my mouse starts working again...
I've tried choosing different mouse models, and logging in by other users, including root, but I get the same problem every time...
I've got quite a fresh install, and have no idea why am I getting this problem every time...
The only new application I tried to install was LMule, but I'm not using it. Might it be the problem... ?
Thanks for your help!
 
Old 09-02-2005, 07:01 PM   #2
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I have a mouse that Linux just does not like. It'll work fine in Mico$oft.

You may also have Xorg or Xfree configured incorrectly. Try using a different mouse type. For a 2 button mouse microsoft usually works but not allways. Sometimes auto works best.

Back up your xorg.conf or Xf86Config-4 somewhere. Whichever one you are using. They should be at
/etv/X11/xorg.conf
/etc/X11/Xf86Config-4
or somewhere similar.

As root you can run
Code:
xorgconfig
or
Code:
xf86config
Try different mouse types. If you mess it up you can restore it with the one you backed up.
I've had to try 3 or 4 times to get a mouse working correctly for X.

SuSe may have a graphic tool that will help you do it also. Kind of hard to get to it without a mouse though.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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here is a piece of code:
Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
  Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
  Load         "glx"
  Load         "type1"
  Load         "extmod"
  Load         "dbe"
  Load         "freetype"
  Load         "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "kbd"
  Identifier   "Keyboard[0]"
  Option       "Protocol" "Standard"
  Option       "XkbLayout" "gb"
  Option       "XkbModel" "pc105"
  Option       "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "ButtonNumber" "5"
  Option       "Buttons" "5"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/mouse"
  Option       "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
  Option       "Protocol" "imps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
I'm a bit worried about this part:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection


I'm a bit new with linux and I can't see anything wrong with this code...
 
Old 09-02-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"

Driver "mouse" is the mouse driver that X is loading. You might have luck using a different one.
I've used generic ps2 mouse before and had to use microsoft or another kind to get the mouse working.

X can be trying sometimes to get your peripherals working correctly. Back up your X config file then run xorgconfig several times and see if you can choose a mouse that works correctly. I don't use Suse, FreeBSD can be a little testy to get mice working correctly sometimes. Don't give up. Walk away from the box for a while, try again later.

Suse may have a better way of doing it.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...php?forumid=60

Good luck
 
  


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