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Old 06-29-2004, 10:00 PM   #1
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Red face mouse not recognized -- frustrated


I just bough emachines 3092 computer. it has amd athlon 3000 with 512 mb ram and 160gb hard drive. I am trying to install red hat 9.0. but it does not recognise my mouse. I tried with microsoft ps/2 and micorsof USB optical mouse and one which came along with the computer(ps/2) none of the three are recognized. If i select manually then it is getting recognized but the cursor goes hay wire even when i touch the mouse.
I Just spent 650 bucs and i do not know what to do. I am frustrated and stuck....... Please help me.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 12:29 AM   #2
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At what point does the system not recognize your mouse? during install? under X Windows?

Does the cursor go haywire for both the USB and the PS/2 mouse?

Are you really using two different mice, or the same mouse with a PS/2-USB adapter?

Is USB enabled in your BIOS? Is USB HID (Human Interface Devices) enabled in your BIOS?

You should try swapping out your keyboard as well as your mouse.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:11 AM   #3
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not recognize during the install. cursor go haywire for both USB and PS/2 mouse, these are totally different mice. I do not know how to check for USB Enabled in BIOS and USB HID.

Even i go through text mode installation evertime installion is crashing and pops up a window saying this may be a bug .......... then shuts down automatically

I tried booting with knoppix every thing work perfectly fine. I think my installation cd are corrupted. i will try with a new copy.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 08:16 AM   #4
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Rather than going through the whole process of downloading and burning 3 new CDs, why don't you do a media check on the three you have, and see if they're good or not (or if only the first one is bad or something, which would at least save you some work)?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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i checked media it said PASS. I tried to install with two different sets of cds both did not recognize the mouse. when Interchanged mouse and keyboard ports it did not even recognize my keyboard. I tried all combinations .................and it sucks...

wherein my pre-installed windows xp works good and it recognized any mouse i attach.

i do not know what to do............any suggetions..?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 05:41 PM   #6
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At what point during the text mode installation did you crash?

You say you are able to manually select a mouse before the crash during graphical installation. What type of mouse did you select?
 
Old 06-30-2004, 06:41 PM   #7
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Just now i went ahead with text mode installation, every thing went fine After the installation i selected the mouse type agian as p/s2, but as before the mouse goes haywire, and also it is not recognizing my sound card. I Went to linux because i want run oracle 10g on this machine, I thought this will be stable than windows. oracle is certified only on redhat and suse. here is my system configuration

Specifications
CPU: AMD Athlon™ XP 3000+ Processor
QuantiSpeed™ Architecture operates at 2.167 GHz
512KB L2 cache & 333MHz FSB
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Chipset: nVIDIA® nForce™2
Memory: 512 MB DDR (PC 2700)
Expandable to 2 GB
Hard Drive: 160 GB HDD (7200 RPM)
Optical Drives: DVD +/- RW Drive (Write Max: 8x DVD+/-R, 4x DVD+/-RW, 32x CD-R, 16x CD-RW; Reads 40x CD, 12x DVD); 48x Max. CD-ROM Drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 Digital Media Manager (USB 2.0, Secure Digital (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card)
Video: nVIDIA® GeForce4™ MX graphics (1 AGP 8x slot available)
Sound: nForce™ 6-channel Audio
Modem: 56K* ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem
Network: 10/100Mbps built-in Ethernet
Peripherals: Premium Plus Multimedia Keyboard, 2-Button Wheel Mouse, Amplified Stereo Speakers
Dimensions: 7.25"w x 14.125"h x 16"d
Internet: AOL 3 month membership included, click here for details
Ports/Other: 5 USB 2.0 ports (4 in back; 1 in Media Reader), 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 PS/2, Audio-In & Out
Pre-Installed Software: Microsoft Works 7.0, Microsoft Money 2004, Microsoft Picture It! Standard Edition, Encarta Online, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, Microsoft Media Player, Real Player, Nero 6 Suite, PowerDVD, Internet Explorer, CompuServe®, AOL (with 3 months membership included**), Norton AntiVirus 2004 (90 day complimentary subscription), BigFix®
 
Old 06-30-2004, 07:00 PM   #8
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It is a shame that you are uncomfortable working with your BIOS settings, disabling USB would be where I would start. I googled for nforce issues with Linux and found this link that might be useful:
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~bill/nvidia/

Also, if you are looking for a Oracle certified platform, I am not sure that RHL9 is one of your choices. I only see RHEL listed:
http://otn.oracle.com/tech/linux/htd...0Distributions

The RH Professional Workstation is a boxed product based on RHEL, so you might want to try it instead of RHL9. You might also find that the HW issues you are experiencing are addressed with RHPWS.
 
Old 06-30-2004, 07:03 PM   #9
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One other thought - WhiteBox Linux is a direct clone of RHEL. It is a free download, so you can try it without breaking your budget.
http://www.whiteboxlinux.org/
 
Old 06-30-2004, 07:24 PM   #10
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Please tell me how to change BIOS settings?

thanks
 
Old 06-30-2004, 11:04 PM   #11
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i finally got mouse to work. Here what i did. first i disable the USB controller in BIOS. then in the installation process even though the mouse is not recognized i contunued with the installation. after the installation restarted and went to bios and enabled the USB controller, this time it found new hardwared and configured properly and mouse is working now.

But my sound card and ethernet card are not working. What shall i do?

sreekanth.g
 
Old 06-30-2004, 11:44 PM   #12
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this shit is not working again. as i said in my previous post, when i disabled and enabled the usb controller it worked but the problem when i restart again it is telling me in the new hardware detection saying p/s2 mouse removed and giving me three option do nothing, remove configuration, keep configuration. If i select either of these there options again mouse not working.

I do not kwow what to do.................

I have been trying to install this for last two days, it just can't recognize mouse.

did i hit rock where in this linux is not going to work? Please suggest either this works or not. I need to either return this computer or go back to windows .
 
Old 07-01-2004, 12:10 AM   #13
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Gadhiraju,

Have you check in control panel? I mean just go through with following location and check weheter your USB or PS/2 mouse dispaly or not.

Go to K panel > control panel > Peripherals > Mouse [check all possible settings]

Also, go to USB section under control Panel > Information > USB device [ does it show you as decteded?]

Also, put the details of /etc/X11/XF86Config files. so we can try to troubleshoot it.

Just go to Ctrl +Alt +F1 > login as root user > and try to configure your mouse by following command [if it is install]

redhat-config-mouse [enter] [follow the instructions]

--Hitesh
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:04 AM   #14
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i tried redhat-config-mouse and select different combinations still does not work.

as my mouse is not working i do not know how to go to K panel>control panel>

here is my XF86Config file

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Indentifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

#If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a usb mouse then
#this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you also use USB #mice at the same time.


Section "InputDevice"
Identifer "DevInputMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:31 AM   #15
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The thing is, both these devices are pointing to the same device, which is configured in both sections as a PS/2 mouse.

So the first thing I think is that you should let RH remove the PS/2 configuration as it wants, since that much is at least working right.

It may well be that (since /dev/input/mice is a symlink to mouse0), the mouse cannot be properly reconfigured until the original configuration-- meaning the symlink itself-- is removed.

You say that after using the "remove configuration" option, the mouse still does not work. Did you then reconfigure the mouse after removing the previous configuration?
 
  


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