Hi thanks for the reply again,
Hotplug is is enabled, reason I know this for sure is it hangs for a little while after its told me that its started up and looking for devices (or words to that effect)
Maybe best if i decribe my set up in a bit more detail:-
Linux box and a windows xp box share a keyboard and mouse via a KVM switch and they are both networked (along with 2 other systems)
The keyboard and mouse via the kvm switch work fine in Linux and so does the additional USB keyboard that is physicaly attached to the Linux box, but its USB mouse counterpart does not work....
Now the reason I see for this is:- Technicaly both keyboards are the same so they must share the same driver without any conflict or need for an additional set of keyboard code in the xorg file (proving that hotplug must be running ok)
As for the mice the one on the kvm switch is classed as a PS2 in the xorg file and works fine... So what I think I need is some additional code in there to point to the other USB mouse..
Now problem being I dont know "exactly" what to put in there! I have read other threads in here pertaining to the same issue but the code given / the workaround does not seem to work for me (or maybe I am missing somthing?) The result for me everytime is KDE refuses to load up and I have to restore the backup of my xorg.conf file.... (sorry for the long story lol)
And thanks for the CUPS link I will have a read of that and see if I can destroy... erm I mean fix CUPS properly this time lol
Thank you for your patience and taking the time to help me
P.s I am a eq2 interface author and know how frustrating it is when people ask for help with stuff that you take for granted that they should already know... Now the tables are turned, and I now know how they must feel when they come to me for help