LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
Akcel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
mouse and x problems


I finally got Slackware installed for the first time but I have a few problems.

1. When Slackware loads up and all that text is displayed, at the bottom it will say:

/dev/mouse: no such device

Now I have a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible mouse (It says that under the mouse) and currently I have it on PS/2. Under Windows XP it says its a USB Wheel Mouse Optical. I tried typing /dev/mouse but I get a 'permission denied' message.

Question: How do I get my mouse to work?

2. The x windows system will not boot. I think this might be related to my mouse problem. I will give you the exact error message if you need me to but I don't have it right now, but it does say something about my mouse. I ran xf86config but I'm not sure if I'm picking the right options for my graphics card which I believe is a SIS built in but am not sure exactly what it is. I tried the SuperProbe command but I get this message:

SuperProbe: command not found

I'm currently dual booting Slack/Windows XP. I looked in a couple places for my graphics card but its not showing anything.

Question: Why is the superprobe command not working and where can I find information about my graphics card on Windows?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-12-2003, 08:13 PM   #2
arrruken
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: gentoo
Posts: 238

Rep: Reputation: 30
use a ps2 adaptor that came with the mouse or buy a ps2 adaptor
 
Old 07-12-2003, 09:13 PM   #3
Akcel
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I fixed all of my problems just by reinstalling and choosing USB for my mouse.

ME------>

Everything works great right now though.

Slackware is awsome by the way
 
Old 07-14-2003, 12:04 PM   #4
reclusivemonkey
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Halifax, WY, UK
Distribution: Slackware 9
Posts: 167

Rep: Reputation: 30
Re: mouse and x problems

Hi,

I too had a little trouble getting my USB mouse configured correctly in slack. If everything is working cool, but in case it helps, here's how I set mine up in slackware 9...

1. GPM will give you a mouse in the console. As long as you can cat /dev/input/mice and get some garbage, you're in... change the two lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm which say:

/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2
/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t imps2

to

/usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t imps2

providing you used imps2 as your mouse driver. If not set it to imps2 using pkgconfig as this will give you wheel finctionality. Now kill GPM with killall -9 gpm and then restart GPM with /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm (all as root obviously). You should now have a working mouse on the console.

2. In XF86Config, look for your mouse settings, they should look something like this:-

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

where Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" gives you wheel mouse finctionality, and Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" giving you wheel life.
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" points to your USB mouse.

I have a Logitech Optical Wheel Mouse, but the above results gave me the full functionality of the mouse in slack 9. Hope this helps,

munkeh
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SUSE 9.3 problems (mouse working incorrectly) and other problems izquierdista Suse/Novell 1 09-22-2005 08:08 PM
Mouse setup problems for a 8 button mouse. Devboy Linux - General 3 12-25-2004 04:53 PM
new nvidia driver & mouse problems - odd errors produced, no mouse detected. UrbanSlayer Debian 4 07-03-2004 08:13 PM
USB mouse, keyboard, hid, console mouse problems jqcaducifer Linux - General 1 08-05-2003 09:43 AM
USB Mouse and Trackpad Mouse problems macshark Linux - Hardware 6 12-24-2002 10:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:34 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration