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Old 09-14-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Mouse not working in Slackware 13


Hi,

I have downloaded Slackware 13 and installed it on Virtual Box.
When I was running it I noticed that gpm is working but when I started X I couldn't even move my mouse.

Then I installed Slackware 13 on my Compaq laptop both usb mouse and touchpad worked with gpm but I had the same problem in X.

I have used Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Fedora, Mandriva, and even Slackware 12.2 before but never seen this problem.

Any help out there?
 
Old 09-14-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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Slackware 13.0 32bit or 64bit?

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Old 09-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Slackware 13 32 bit

Last edited by Mostofi; 09-14-2009 at 04:20 PM.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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Did you by any chance install the 32bit multilib packages that I created, and then ran the slackpkg command after that?

There is a bug in my multilib setup (which I am fixing right now) so that if you run slackpkg after installing my set of multilib packages and then tell slackpkg to install the *.new files that it finds, you will end up with empty /etc/rc.d/rc.hald , /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus and /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld scripts.

The result of not starting hal and dbus when the computer boots will perhaps not be immediately obvious, but if you start X, you will have no mouse and no keyboard.

The fix is to reinstall the hal, dbus and mysqld packages:
Code:
upgradepkg --reinstall a/dbus-1.2.14-x86_64-1.txz
upgradepkg --reinstall l/hal-0.5.11-x86_64-6.txz
upgradepkg --reinstall ap/mysql-5.0.84-x86_64-1.txz
and make sure you use the *.new files that will be installed in /etc/rc.d/ ...

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Old 09-14-2009, 07:31 PM   #5
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I'm seeing an issue with KVM switches and KDE where the keyboard works fine and the mouse won't, but I don't have enough info to pin it on any aspect of the distribution yet. It could be gpm or just about anything related to the switches. I'll keep poking around to develop better info.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #6
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Hi,


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Originally Posted by raconteur View Post
I'm seeing an issue with KVM switches and KDE where the keyboard works fine and the mouse won't, but I don't have enough info to pin it on any aspect of the distribution yet. It could be gpm or just about anything related to the switches. I'll keep poking around to develop better info.
I suggest creating a new thread instead of hi-jacking this one.
 
Old 09-14-2009, 09:27 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
Did you by any chance install the 32bit multilib packages that I created, and then ran the slackpkg command after that?

There is a bug in my multilib setup (which I am fixing right now) so that if you run slackpkg after installing my set of multilib packages and then tell slackpkg to install the *.new files that it finds, you will end up with empty /etc/rc.d/rc.hald , /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus and /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld scripts.

The result of not starting hal and dbus when the computer boots will perhaps not be immediately obvious, but if you start X, you will have no mouse and no keyboard.

The fix is to reinstall the hal, dbus and mysqld packages:
Code:
upgradepkg --reinstall a/dbus-1.2.14-x86_64-1.txz
upgradepkg --reinstall l/hal-0.5.11-x86_64-6.txz
upgradepkg --reinstall ap/mysql-5.0.84-x86_64-1.txz
and make sure you use the *.new files that will be installed in /etc/rc.d/ ...

Eric
no,
I'm using the 32 bit version not 64.

Last edited by Mostofi; 09-15-2009 at 01:42 AM.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 02:59 AM   #8
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Quote:
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no,
I'm using the 32 bit version not 64.
Well ISee you edited your previous post from "64bit" to "32bit". IN the case of 32bit Slackware, my answer does not apply of course.
Unless you provide troubleshooting information (log excerpts etc...) I can not start imagining what is wrong in your virtual box.

Eric
 
Old 09-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Well ISee you edited your previous post from "64bit" to "32bit". IN the case of 32bit Slackware, my answer does not apply of course.
Unless you provide troubleshooting information (log excerpts etc...) I can not start imagining what is wrong in your virtual box.

Eric
Can you explain more about "log excerpts" and where can I get them?
 
Old 09-15-2009, 08:36 AM   #10
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A "log excerpt" is the term for the relevant parts of your log file(s) that show indication of what is going on (errors, warnings, diagnostics).
As for where to get them... on your local machine of course. Look in /var/log and see what you can find there. Run "dmesg" and inspect the output. Copy the relevant bits into this forum (use [ code ] [ /code ] tags around your log lines to make it easier for other people to read).

Eric
 
  


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