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Old 12-11-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
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My USB mouse won't function.


I have my AMD system (HP Pavilion 761n) dual booting (XP pro | RED HAT 9 Shrike). The usb controller is NVidia I am reasonable sure. I have figure out how to mount a shared partition, but I cant seem to figure out why my usb mouse won't work. (usb printer won't go either but I never spent much time on it.) Any pointers?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 11:08 AM   #2
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what error message do you get?
 
Old 12-11-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
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just no function and a boot message that say something like usb-ohci loading FAILED.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 02:14 PM   #4
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This is a wild shot in the dark, but I've seen similar problems on some systems, and disabling USB legacy support in the BIOS helps sometimes. No guarantee it will help you, but worth a shot, perhaps.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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is USB HID support compiled in to the kernel?

also, is X configured correctly?, mine mouse section is as follows...

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


There is a wee app called 'usbview' (or if your using KDE, look in the info center) that will tell you what is connected to the USB ports, run that (or look at /proc/bus/usb)
 
Old 12-16-2004, 09:23 AM   #6
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I went through and deleted all the usb stuff in the fstab file rebooted and it work fine.

I assume something went fuzzy during the install.
 
  


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