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Old 02-24-2008, 01:50 PM   #1
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[slamd64] mouse problem - mouse wont move.


For some reason when I startx my mouse wont move at all.. I have configured X to /dev/input/mice, checked to see if gpm was configured right... but its pointing to /dev/mouse witch is a symbolic link to /dev/input/mice.. but I get no mouse gestures at all. the gpm config is still on its default stage I have not touched it just incase.

Starting gpm: /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t ps2

weird though I never had a problem with my mouse before. Also I have posted this at the slamd64 forum.. but the support there is to die for, or no body knows anything.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 02:41 PM   #2
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Have you tried disabling gpm ? 'chmod a-x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm'

Also, what version of slamd64 are you using ?
 
Old 02-24-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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ya.. I have tried disabling gpm.. will try again though.. also I am using slamd64 12.0.. been at this all day.. xorg does not report any mouse error neither.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 05:00 PM   #4
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If you are using a PS2 mouse then you have to load the "psmouse" module in order to use the mouse .

Take a look at /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and read the "PS/2 mouse support" section.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 06:11 PM   #5
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If you are using a PS2 mouse then you have to load the "psmouse" module in order to use the mouse .

Take a look at /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and read the "PS/2 mouse support" section.
Ya.. I had to load it as module in the kernel.. for some odd reason it was not working when compiled in to the kernel..
 
Old 02-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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Yes, there's many odd things like that, for example on my other computer the floppy drive won't work unless it's built as module. Again, this is why I recommend leaving most things as modules. I also always build psmouse as a module for many many reasons.
 
  


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