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Old 05-19-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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gpm won't let my mouse/keyboard work in slackware


I just installed slackware 10.2, everything installed fine, but when I get to the login prompt my keyboard does not work. I searched around and found that gpm might be the problem. I could not figure out the proper way to fix this so I just booted into knoppix and I renamed rc.gpm so that it could not be loaded. After doing this my keyboard works, but then when I got to startx it no longer works. I have tried starting gpm and then starting x but it still does not work. I have used this same mouse and keyboard with an installation of slackware before but I don't know why it's not working this time. I may have used a different mouse driver before I'm using the imps/2 driver now. My mouse is a usb mouse and I have a ps/2 keyboard.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 06:42 PM   #2
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Check your plugging.
It may be an IRQ problem too.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 07:11 PM   #3
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I switched the mouse to another usb slot and even tried just unplugging it and the keyboard still does not work when gpm is loaded.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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Strange. Did you move the HD from another PC?
 
Old 05-20-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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I took the hdd from an old hp, why would that matter? I have since reformated it.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 06:33 PM   #6
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I disabled acpi in the bios with after gpm is loaded my keyboard works, but still whenever I startx it no longer works. Don't know if that helps with anything, it just makes me more confused.

edit: is the imps/2 the correct mouse driver to be using for a usb mouse?
 
Old 05-20-2006, 08:58 PM   #7
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It depends of the mouse. A standard logitech 2 buttons + wheel/button is imps/2.
A 2 buttons is ps/2, etc...
If you totally reformated your hd and used new config files so it don't matter.
Maybe try to play with your bios IRQ parameters.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:40 AM   #8
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I found out the problem I just had to change it from /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mouse0 in xorg.conf and now it works fine. Also it had nothing to do with the acpi setting in the bios I didn't realize I had changed something else when I did this also. Thanks for the help on this. Now to figure out my many other problems lol.
 
  


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