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Old 11-06-2002, 08:52 AM   #1
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my mouse


i have a logitech dual optical usb mouse, and i have slackware 8.1 installed. the mouse does not work and since im so new to linux i have no idea what to do or what to check to get this working.

ive done some reading, it seems that i need to make sure USB and HID support was installed, and i dont know how to check if it is or not (i wouldnt want to recompile the kernel if i didnt have to)...also, what if my usb support was built in as a module rather than into the kernel? im unclear as to the difference, pros/cons, and how this effects the ability of my mouse to work.

i need to get my mouse working before x will start, cause it keeps crashing saying it can initialze a core device, looking at the logs its the mouse.

any guidance would be much appreciated thank you.
 
Old 11-06-2002, 09:38 AM   #2
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Seach this forum, it has been answered many times. If you have modules, you need to find out the names for USB and HID modules and load them with modprobe command. To find ou if you have those modules browse /lib/modules/kernelversion and see if there is something that looks like it could be usb HID support.
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Old 11-06-2002, 10:26 AM   #3
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The output of

dmesg

will tell you if usb is enabled. Stuff like:

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 13:44:31 Sep 4 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled

is a good indicator.
 
Old 11-07-2002, 07:31 AM   #4
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excellent, i was able to mess around and get anything related to usb an hic loaded as far as modules are concerned. however as soon as i reboot i can do a lsmod | more and all the modules i loaded are now gone. how do i make it so that these modules are loaded upon booting? is there a file i need to enter those commands in?
 
Old 11-07-2002, 10:59 AM   #5
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What distro? For BSD init script distros edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local and add lines such as
/sbin/modprobe modulename
/sbin/modprobe othermodulename
etc...
Also you can mess around with /etc/modules.conf and /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.
HTH
-NSKL
 
Old 11-07-2002, 11:11 AM   #6
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im using slackware, but the info you gave still applies, i know those files and their locations...exctly what i was looking for, thank you
 
  


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