I don't know about your mouse problems but the ssh server is about remotely logging to your computer securely (all communications are crypted). If you don't need to remotely loggin to your computer, you can deactivate your ssh server, you probably have a ssh server starting script in /etc/init.d probably called ssh or sshserver.
do chmod -x ssh (or whatever your script is called) as root to deactivate it at boot time. It will remove the execution rights on this script and your startup script will not start it.
For your ps/2 mouse problems, it looks like a fluxbox parameter problem but I don't know anything about fluxbox sorry (I use gnome).
I don't know how hardware detection work and can be deactivated in slackware either. I hope someone will answer this, good luck.
Last edited by Agrouf; 01-23-2006 at 05:01 PM.