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I can't for the life of me get my Optical mouse to work on my laptop. My scroll wheel lights up but the mouse dosen't do anything. My touchpad still works though. When i try to configure XF86 it tells me that it is unable to backup the file so it won't let me save it. Please someone help.
I have an IBM optical wheel mouse, I had to plug it into the usb port, had problems with mouse port, but I select the "wheel" option under "usb" works fine, I even changed the config file and got the side button working, when I click on a link with the side button it opens a new tab in mozilla.
Sorry, I changed the config file finally but the mouse is still not responding. I don't need the synaptics driver. The touch pad works fine. I too have an IBM Optical mouse. Sometimes the laser comes on sometimes it doesn't but even when it come on it is still unresponsive. Any other suggestions, I'm not giving up on this mouse.
OK, since your touch pad still works, go to mandrake control center click on hardware and select MouseDrake I think, then select wheel mouse under usb. If it's the same one I have the scroll wheel lights up blue. It works great for me, but I do use it on a docking station.
Yeah, I've tried that already, once I reboot the touchpad no longer works and niether does the mouse. Thank you for you help. I have a hard time with this mouse under windoz as well. Maybe I should try a different mouse but I really like this one.
I havn't tried using both at the same time with this mouse, like I said my IBM mouse is on my docking station at work. You might try booting without the mouse connected, then connect it after you boot. Also look at the link posted above, your XF86config-4 file, the input device area should look like the one posted, you should have two input devices configured. If not, boot without the mouse, copy the config for your touch pad when it's working, then configure the mouse, and check it again, copy it. then manualy enter the config for both devices, save and reboot and try it. I don't think the mandrake config utility will config more than one device.
Then at the Bottom
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "Corepointer"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
Also, this is what the Konsole says when i do mouseconfig
/lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/host/ehci-hcd.o.gz: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
modprobe: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.22-10mdk/kernel/drivers/usb/host/ehci-hcd.o.gz failed
modprobe: Can't locate module
no mouse section at /usr/lib/libDrakX/Xconfig/xfree3.pm line 27.
I don't understand why it can't locate the module?
ok, your issue is actualy a USB issue not a mouse config issue. I found the answer on the mandrake club web site here .
to make a long story short, go to Mandrake control center -> boot -> drakeboot -> configure lilo/grub -> check "force no APIC" then reboot.
OK that worked, i no longer get that message in the console. But, my mouse still is not responding, when I select the wheel mouse my light come on but still no response from the pointer. Thank you for your help, I think were are on the right track.