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Hey people i have a Logitech USB LASER MOUSE with scroll. Now before this i had the mouse core problem but fixed it with Mousecongif. I don't know what the hell to do any more my mouse will not move in KDE and there are no USB deiveces been read. SO if you can take me step by step setting this up i would be super greatfull.
i have no idea what the Ismod is. Also i dont know how to make my XF86Config.new = to XF86Config man this sucks.. if i can get my mouse to work i will be so happy. I dont know if my USB is booting but i had Adaptec.s Kernal installed should i change it to something else?
<soapbox>Whoa...slow down there. How will you learn anything if everything is done for you? Seriously, let's work this out. Slackware is an OS that gives you total control. It will not do anything for you or guess what you want done. It makes you do everything yourself so you know what's going on with it. </soapbox>
Now, let's get your mouse situation sorted out. You need to get to a command line firstly. Then type:
password: <enter your root password here>
Now, all you have to do to lsmod as suggested before is type lsmod. If you want to make XF86Config.new equal to XF86Config you can type:
mv -i /etc/XF86Config.new /etc/XF86Config
It will prompt you first before making any changes. If you decide to go ahead with the move, then your XF86Config.new will now be called XF86Config. I assume that your XF86Config.new is one that was created after running xf86config? Could you please post your copy of XF86Config.new for us so we can see how your mouse settings are currently? This would help us out alot.
Hey Linux01, I agree with Texicle and think you need to slow down and try to beat this. I also am fairly new to this stuff, but when I get stuck I come here start a new post and get all of the answers I need (except for when I asked about the lottery oh well I'll figure that one another day)
I think you are on the right track you are here asking questions all you need to do is slow down abit and we can help get this mouse prob of your fixed.
Try following Tinksters advice above this post and if you are still confused let us know we can be more specific if you want....
also it might have to do with what kernel you installed... i'm in the same boat as you, total newb. Anyways i was messing around with slack8.1 tonight and the first time i installed the mouse would freak out anytime it was moved etc. I couldn't fix the problem with the x86cfg or manualy trying to edit the config it always seemed to default back to the ps2 driver. anyways i resintalled because i thought i screwed up on the install and missed some usb option for the mouse. second time i tried the .usb.i or whatever kernel off the cd thinking it might help. Well.. this time the mouse was just totally dead, no movement.. an improvement.. but not the one i was hoping for. Anyways, i'll probably give it another try again tommrow.
If the system is using one of the USB enabled kernels like usb.i then the USB mouse should be enabled and operational on /dev/input/mouse0 device.
If using bare.i kernel or a kernel that is not USB enabled, then try the following modules.
modprobe usb-uhci or modprobe usb-ohci depending on chipset. Use the command "lspci" to see what USB controller is available. It should load usbcore module as well. Then
modprobe hid or modprobe usbmouse
The USB mouse should then be enabled and usable on the device /dev/input/mouse0.
Use "lsmod" to list the modules loaded. To see if it is working, try
It should just wait for something, move the mouse and some garbage just come up on the screen. Type Ctrl-C to terminate. If you move it a great deal then the prompt may get garbaged as well, just type "reset" and press enter. It should then be back to normal. If it doesn't work or you get device not present then you will need to figure out why. Best to post back your steps and your results.
For your X system, if the /etc/X11/XF86Config file is set to the default of /dev/mouse. Edit XF86Config to change the device used or change the symlink as in:
ln -sf /dev/input/mouse0 /dev/mouse
You should then at least have basic mouse operation. More info is available here on LQ to search for in regard to the wheel, etc. for the modifications for the X config file.