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Old 02-03-2006, 05:29 PM   #1
Pyro In A Cage
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Mouse doesn't move


I've tried 2 mice. One dell PS/2 mouse, and one Logitech PS/2 USB mouse. I am using KDE with X. The mouse doesn't even wake up the monitor, I have to use the keyboard. It's not a hardware issue, because it worked fine with ubuntu linux, and windows xp. I've ran "xorgconfig" multiple times, and have tried selecting "Microsoft", "Logitech", and "Auto". None worked. What can I do?


OS: Linux Slackware 10.2
Boot Loader: Lilo
Kernel: test26.s (It's the only one that would detect my SCSI hard drive)
Desktop Environment: KDE
RAM: 768 DDR
Processor: 2.4Ghz Pentium 4
Video Card: Nvidia Geforce4 MX400

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Old 02-03-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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you have to set both "Protocol" and "Device" correctly
 
Old 02-03-2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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Would you mind giving me more detailed instructions. I'm a newbie when it comes to linux.


I know that I would set those in X's config file, but what should I put for them?
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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First off, does gpm run at boottime? It's one of the questions asked during install. If so, when you get to the console, see if the mouse moves.

If not, run 'mouseconfig' . See if it works in console. If it does, then you can start playing with /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

If it still doesn't work, let us know
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:24 PM   #5
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Yes, GPM is run at boot-time, and no the mouse doesn't move.

I ran mouseconfig, and tried almost all of the options, and tested them with "cat /dev/mouse", and none of them worked.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 09:28 PM   #6
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`ls -l /dev/mouse`
it's most likely pointing to /dev/psaux
you can either edit udev
or just use the actual device
in your confs (eg /dev/ttyS0)
 
Old 02-04-2006, 12:42 AM   #7
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Yes, it is pointing to psaux. I don't know what to make it point to, because I don't know which device is for the PS2 port.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 12:52 AM   #8
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psaux should be correct for ps2
cat'ing it does absolutely nothing?

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Old 02-04-2006, 01:21 AM   #9
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Nope. "cat /dev/mouse" doesn't do anything when I move the mouse. What would I do for a USB mouse?
 
Old 02-04-2006, 02:05 AM   #10
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test26.s is a testing kernel, be sure to read about it before installing.
A brief: psmouse is included as module with test26.s kernel, but the installer doesn't install the modules, install them from /testing on CD2 to have mouse support.
 
Old 02-04-2006, 02:37 AM   #11
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There is no /testing directory on CD2. There is on CD3, but I don't see anything that says psmouse. What exactly do I do from the /testing directory to install it?


Edit: I have no idea what I did, but it works now! Thank you everybody

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Old 02-04-2006, 02:47 AM   #12
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what does your /etc/X11/xorg.conf look like at

**********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section Mouse !
# **********************************************************************
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
# original mouse with imwheel
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
don't use the above this is with imwheel. was just an example
gbonvehi was refering to installing a 2.6 kernel
Quote:
test26.s is a testing kernel, be sure to read about it before installing.
A brief: psmouse is included as module with test26.s kernel, but the installer doesn't install the modules, install them from /testing on CD2 to have mouse support.

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Old 02-04-2006, 03:10 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spooge
gbonvehi was refering to installing a 2.6 kernel
He edited his post (maybe you didn't read that part) stating he used test26.s kernel.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyro In A Cage
There is no /testing directory on CD2. There is on CD3, but I don't see anything that says psmouse. What exactly do I do from the /testing directory to install it?

Edit: I have no idea what I did, but it works now! Thank you everybody
If it's called /testing that's the directory, I always get only CD 1 so I wasn't sure about it, sorry.
Probably you installed kernel-modules package which is the one that includes kernel modules (psmouse is there).
 
  


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