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Old 05-05-2005, 06:33 PM   #16
nadroj
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im gonna assume /cev is a typo (i actually typed 'type' instead of 'typo' first.. how ironic)

ok ill try rebooting with the knoppix live cd, use fdisk make a small useless partition, and copy that xorg file so i can refer back to it and copy that part [mouse] into the one that will be the default from my new slack install..

should i just copy the exact file over and replace the slack one? everything else seemed to look ok in slack.. or should i just modify the mouse section?

if the later.. then all i change is the /dev/mouse device to either /dev/mice or /dev/input/mice (how it was in knoppix by default).. right?

thanks alot..

hey, also.. i initially installed slack 10.0 and my mouse was fine.. but had one major problem (here if you wouldnt mind to take a look and guess at that, or enlighten me ) and couldnt get that solved so i deleted and started again with 10.1, but then i ran into these mouse problems.. so i havent even been able to see if ill have the same net/firefox problems with 10.1, cause my mouse hasnt worked.. oh well, well see.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 09:17 PM   #17
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lol, ur right, /cev was most def a typo... dunno that i have a /cev dir here anyway...


And uh, as for your other problem, that has me stumped. I'm leaning toward an NIC driver issue though, but to fix it *might* require a kernel rebuild (lotta work if you've never done it before... it takes some practice, I think my fourth time I finally started making stable builds without the assistance of a walk-through)


now, here's the issue with simply copying the xorg.conf from your knoppix.. you might have a different version of xorg, and also different drivers / files to load, especially for the display. You might get lucky and have your hardware be generic (or unique) enough for the files to be compatible, but there's no easy way of knowing. Feel free to give it a shot (most definitely back up the conf from your slack install before you overwrite... you want to be able to revert if it breaks xorg), and if it doesn't work, just make the mouse sections the same.

Makin the extra partition was def the way to go.. I have windows happily coexisting with fc3 (was suse until i broke it about a week ago), and they share a 2G ext2 part, (windows now has ext2fsd by some third party) so I can share files b/tw and stuff.

Also, if you're still running into those net problems, try a non-mozilla browser (like konqueror or nautilus), or even lynx if you're feeling ambitious (lynx may be text-based, but it's the most stable browser I think I've seen). If you have the same problem, then you know it's probably the NIC interface or driver.

Keep me posted on your progress!
 
Old 05-29-2005, 01:00 AM   #18
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finally got it working. just replying in case someone has this problem/same mouse and this might help.

i have my xorg.conf mouse section posted earlier, i believe.. all i have edited is the device i set it to "/dev/input/mice" and protocol to "ExplorerPS2" (or IMPS2, lol, i forget now).

thanks guys for the help afew weeks ago, anyhow

Last edited by nadroj; 06-01-2005 at 02:02 AM.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 06:30 PM   #19
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Hey Guys,

I know that our friend move to Knoppix but i had the same problem!
I wanted to post this to help future users.

Mouse: Microsoft Trackball Optical "Intellimouse" and
Logitec MarbleMan Wheel
BOTH USB

Xorg6.8 - SLACKWARE 10.1

I have 2 machines (one head) trought one KVM SWITCH
- Keyboard and mouse in one single USB (maybe here is the bug?)
On my second machine ( P4 at P4P800Asus ) the mouse just moved
in the vertical (WITH GPM - TERMINAL). I did what RAMKE did and it WORKED:

modprobe -r usbmouse
modprobe hid

But I still have no idea why this happens :-(
The easy way to check it is that the problem also occurs with gpm at simple terminal mode. You don't need X to check it!
 
Old 06-01-2005, 01:13 AM   #20
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I have had the same problem with a few live distros right off the bat and thought it was compatibility problems with my usb microsoft wireless intellimouse explorer 2.0 (hey it was $20).
I just installed Mandriva (formerly Mandrake) Limited Edition 2005 X86_64 a few days ago and it was working better than and other with my system (I have tried about 15 distros!)
All my hardware was detected right down to the make and model number of my lcd monitor,wireless mouse, and ati radeon 9800pro (gasp!!), windows can't even do that.
Anyway everything worked for 2 days, then after rebooting to windows for a few thing I don't have setup on linux yet, boot back into linux and I got the vertical mouse problem.
I didn't make any changes, configs, compiles, or anything. The only thing I tried was remounting an ntfs partition user,rw. After several tries at mouse config tool and reboots it was back
to windows where I came across these forums. So I boot back to linux to try some of the suggestions found here, but my mouse was working when I logged in. My xorg.conf
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
Everything looks default (not that I would know ) So if I didn't change anything before or after this started and stopped why is it happening
I am sure it will happen again and I have made note of the suggestions found here. If it works or I find the source of the problem before someone else I will post here with the results.
 
Old 06-01-2005, 02:00 AM   #21
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my problem with the mouse going all screwy was because of the gpm (general purpose mouse; allows for copy/paste in terminals) program.. dont know if this will also be the cause of your problem, or you might not even be running it! if you are, or dont know, check this anyway: look in your /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm file (if it exists). it should reference your mouse device afew times.. does it match the one in your xorg.conf mouse section?
if not, then edit so it does, (as root of course) and reboot the computer.
if no gpm, then try changing the devicefor your mouse.. try maybe /dev/mice or /dev/input/mice (editing xorg.conf as root,save,reboot) or change the protocol to IMPS2
 
Old 06-04-2005, 06:30 AM   #22
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explorer4 working

Finally after few hours spent with my slack 10.1 and ms intellimouse explorer4 I found solution..

USB mouse behave badly on slackware because system with hotplugging enabled loads modules into kernel in wrong order.. Manual editting of /etc/rc.d/rc.modules helped me.. I put the modules there in this order "hid","usbmouse","mousedev".. If "hid" module is loaded after "usbmouse" the mouse is not working correctly..
Hotplug is run after rc.modules so there is no need to disable it if you make changes in rc.modules..

Of course you have to confgure your xorg.conf correctly.. Here is one that worked for me:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USBMouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 10-30-2006, 03:09 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ramke
I had that problem too
i have to type

modprobe -r usbmouse
modprobe hid

every time i reboot my system.


options


Section "InputDevice"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

just won't work for me,
That worked! I just removed the usbmouse modules and modprobed the hid modules, and it works flawlessly!

-G
 
  


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