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Old 11-17-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
Quade
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Mouse going nuts on me!


I'm a total newbie to Linux.

I am running Fedora which was the latest about 6 months ago. Not sure of the version. I installed it in a VMWare installation. However, I did not have time to get to learn it.

Now, I want to get back into it but when it boots up, the mouse is going nuts like it's clicking by itself all over the place.

The mouse is a Wacom which connects thru a graphics tablet.

Does this symptom ring a bell for anyone???

I can try re-installing if all else fails.

-Quade
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: Mouse going nuts on me!

Quote:
Originally posted by Quade
I'm a total newbie to Linux.

I am running Fedora which was the latest about 6 months ago. Not sure of the version. I installed it in a VMWare installation. However, I did not have time to get to learn it.

Now, I want to get back into it but when it boots up, the mouse is going nuts like it's clicking by itself all over the place.

The mouse is a Wacom which connects thru a graphics tablet.

Does this symptom ring a bell for anyone???

I can try re-installing if all else fails.

-Quade
By Graphics tablet - what do you mean? A Graphics card? Does the computer not have PS/2 ports? I'd try that before a reinstall.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ!

Not sure if I can help, but let's try. I have a Wacom graphics
tablet, but no mouse with it, other than the fact that the pen
functions as a mouse. Unfortunately, it's at home in China and
I'm visiting America right now.

The kernel should have support for the Wacom in the section
titled "USB Human Interface Devices (HID)" and that will
probably need to be enabled. This is in the file
/usr/src/linux/.config

Please post the output of "lspci" without the quotes, run
as root, and tell us about your physical connections with the
mouse and tablet. Someone should be able to help.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
Quade
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Hi Chinaman,

Thanks for the quick reply, but how would I capture the "lspci" output? Is that the stuff that shows up while it's booting?

Again, I apologize for the total newbie question, but I promise once I get up and running I will get back into studying Linux.

The thing I find most frustrating is troubleshooting easy stuff as I do not yet know the basics.


- Quade
 
Old 11-18-2004, 09:20 PM   #5
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For Basic goto the Redhat/Fedora website great documentation.
I printed out one of the books for redhat the other day bout 278 pages took an hour so to print but i cant stop reading and learning very helpful imo should check it out once your up and running.

PS i had troube with VMware myself but it was a problem with GUI everytime i booted up i could only got konsole not X but i guess if i need to access it can still get to prompt from XP :P but i prefer just going straight into linux, but it is nifty running 2 os at once :P

All i can say for your problem is that its happened to me in the past and it was just cause i had my config wrong with wat type of mouse i was using. /dev/mouse

GOod Luck
 
Old 11-20-2004, 01:40 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Quade
...how would I capture the "lspci" output? Is that the stuff that shows up while it's booting?
Sorry for the delay - I've been on the road for 2 days.

Open a terminal and login as root and issue "lspci"
without the quotes. That means list pci devices. I don't
know anything about VM ware, just a little about Linux.

If you are running the KDE desktop, there should be an
icon on your desktop that looks something like a shell
over a computer monitor. Other desktops should have
something similar. Click on it to "open a terminal." If
that doesn't work, try using Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get a virtual
terminal, login as root, issue "lspci" and after you're
finished you can use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to leave the virtual
terminal and return to the X server.

Whenever you get the lspci output, just hightlight it all
with your left mouse button, then paste it by clicking the
wheel button. That's a nice feature of Linux, IMNSHO.
If you can't do that, you can always highlight it with the
left mouse button, then use Ctrl+C to copy it and then
Ctrl+V to paste it here. Rather boring, with extra steps
if you ask me, but then, who did?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:42 AM   #7
Quade
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Hey Chinaman,

Because of the mouse problem I wasn't able to do that. So I ended up reinstalling.

Now it runs really slow under VMWare. It takes like 10 seconds for stuff to open up. Once the app is open it runs ok. I can live with this I suppose.

Now, I am having problems with the network. I am able to Activate the network device, but cannot connect to the Internet.

I'm hoping someone here using VMWare can help me resolve these issues.

Thanks

- Quade
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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Unfortunately I don't know anything at all about VMWare.
You might want to start a new thread in the Networking
forum and describe your particular problem, since you should
get more views from guys with a "networking mindset."
Try a thread title such as "Can't connect to internet running
Fedora Core within VMWare."

Something else that will help is to read one of these posts,
and get an idea of what you need to put in your post so
that you can get better help:
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
How To Ask a Question

Those suggestions aren't meant to be smart-alec. The first
one is quite extensive, but if you read it you'll not only learn
how to ask questions better, but also, a lot about your comp.
The second one is rather abbreviated, but okay if you don't
want to read very much.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help...
 
  


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