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Old 01-01-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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Mouse will not move


I just re-installed Slackware because I changed out my HardDrive, I installed the same way I did it last time and after I installed Dropline Gnome, my Video Card driver, and configured my X server. I ran the command 'startx'(of course). The GUI starts and comes up, however, I cannot use my mouse.

I'm using a Logitech Wireless Mouse and Keyboard, and did not have this problem before. If anyone can help I'm open to any and all suggestions.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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Id run "xf86config" a few times, try using different mouse drivers and see which one works. I usually use the ps/2 mouse driver no matter what, it always works for me.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:22 AM   #3
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I've tried using "auto", "ps/2", "imps/2". I've run mouseconfig, xf86config, xfree86setup. Nothing works. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with my mouse and keyboard receiver. my keyboard works fine when I'm not in x, but when x is started no keyboard commands work either.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:33 AM   #4
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If everything was setup the same are you 100% sure the mouse battery isn't dead. I know it happens to the best of us
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:34 AM   #5
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well my mouse has a little blinky red light on the top of it(it's the Logitech MX700 mouse)........and nope it's not blinking so therefore the juice in the batts are good
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:41 AM   #6
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how does the mouse hook into the computer. Does the reciever connect to the computer through usb or ps/2? I would think that if that was setup correctly it would still work.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:42 AM   #7
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well it has two cables one plugs into usb and the other plugs into the mouse ps/2 port
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:44 AM   #8
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i really don't konw I will look around and see if i can find anything. sorry i couldn't help
 
Old 01-02-2004, 01:46 AM   #9
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well I found something, in another post that said to remove gpm totally. I guess gpm give you mouse usage at commandline outside of x. in the same thread it said that gpm causes problems. and since your going straight into x not to even worry with having gpm installed
 
Old 01-02-2004, 04:22 AM   #10
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A simple way to make sure your mouse is being recognised as the corepointer device is having a look at your /var/log/XFree86.0.log.

$more /var/log/XFree86.0.log | grep EE

You should be able to read all the lines with error messages.
Post the output here if you can't solve the problem yourself so we should be able to help you.

Happy new year.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 04:23 AM   #11
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I got it to work, thanks though
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:51 AM   #12
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How ??
 
Old 01-03-2004, 01:00 PM   #13
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Yeah what did you do?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 06:13 PM   #14
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well, I disabled gpm, so it would turn on at boot. then I ran mouseconfig and set my my mouse to a "usb" connected mouse. then it worked like a charm. When you run mouseconfig it will ask you if you want gpm to load at boot so you can copy and paste at commandline outside of x. just select "no".
 
Old 01-06-2004, 02:43 AM   #15
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While we're on the subject of MX700s, how do you get the mouse wheel to work? I never got an option during the install, nor did I get one when doing xf86config. I tried to select "Microsoft" as my mouse type (As the Slackware HOWTO suggests. It even has an option to enable if you have a logitech mouse) but my mouse would act really odd then (Kind of fly up to the top of the screen and act like I'm right clicking)


Really bugs me not having my mouse wheel. And it'd be even nicer to have my extra mouse buttons, but that might be hoping too much.
 
  


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