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Old 03-16-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
Chris Andreae
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Installed Slack 10.0 and Mouse won't work at all


Just got a new Dell Dimension 3000 - Pentium 4 at work. Installed Slackware 10.0 that I had installed on a 5 year old machine and now I cannot get my mouse to work at all. It is a USB Logitech trackman Wheel that I was using on my old machine. I have run xorgsetup and tried different settings and have gotten nowhere. I am pretty new to linux and everyone else at work uses the other OS so I am pretty much on my own here. I am stumped at this point and if anyone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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You need to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf and change the mouse InputDevice section so that it looks like the one that worked on your old machine
 
Old 03-16-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
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is this how your file reads?

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
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Thank you Andrew and snecklifter for your replies. I thought I had set things up the same way as on my old machine. After checking xorg.conf on my old computer the only difference was:
Options "Device" "/dev/psaux" . After trying that change, the mouse still does not work.
The only thing new is the Dell box, so there must be some issue there. But I don't know where to start to ask if anyone else has had a problem with this box.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 12:01 PM   #5
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type this in terminal cat /dev/input/mice. move mouse if nothing happens your usb modules might not be loaded. did you install and choose to run hotplug at startup? post the output of dmesg | grep usb and lsmod to help you better.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:15 PM   #6
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At boot up with the mouse plugged into the USB port, I see one of the start up messages is:
activating hardware dectection: /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug start
So I assume that starts the USB dectection process. Right?

After logging in and running lsmod, I get:
mousedev 4212 0 (unused)
usbmouse 2040 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 (unused)
usbcore 59308 0 [hid usbmouse uhci ehcd-hcd]

Then I did: dmsg | grep usb and got the following:
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
usb.c: USB device 2 (ven/prod 0x46d/0xc404) is not claimed by any active driver
usb.c: registered new driver usbmouse
input0: Logitech Trackball on usb3:2.0
usbmouse.c: v1.6:USB HID Boot Protocol mouse driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid

But when I startx, the mouse does not work. There is no cursor movement.

If I plug the mouse up as a PS2 mouse with an adaptor and boot up, everything works.

So what have I missed trying to use USB?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 03:52 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chris Andreae
Thank you Andrew and snecklifter for your replies. I thought I had set things up the same way as on my old machine. After checking xorg.conf on my old computer the only difference was:
Options "Device" "/dev/psaux" . After trying that change, the mouse still does not work.
The only thing new is the Dell box, so there must be some issue there. But I don't know where to start to ask if anyone else has had a problem with this box.
Any suggestions?
did you change it ( the device line ) to:

"Device" "/dev/input/mice"

for most usb mice this is the device they will use using the usbmouse driver.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 04:24 PM   #8
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Originally posted by __J
did you change it ( the device line ) to:

"Device" "/dev/input/mice"

for most usb mice this is the device they will use using the usbmouse driver.


This makes it work! Thank you
 
  


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