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Old 10-09-2006, 05:56 AM   #1
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Slack 11, mouse issue


In Slack 10.2 I had Protocol IMPS/2 and Device /dev/mouse in xorg.conf.

In /dev, mouse is a pointer to psaux.

In Slack 11 my mouse isn't working.

In xorg.conf, Protocol was set to PS/2 and Device was /dev/mouse. I changed it to IMPS/2, but that didn't fix it. I changed it to /dev/psaux. That didn't help. I tried /dev/misc/psaux. In /dev, mouse points to /dev/input/mice.

Anybody else had this issue and figured out what to do in xorg.conf to get the mouse working. It's a standard 2 button with a wheel button. It worked before and it still works thru the KVM for the other 3 machines.

Oh, and this is a brand new install and I used the huge26.s kernel.

And the fun continues..
 
Old 10-09-2006, 06:28 AM   #2
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My mouse didn't work straight away but it did after I installed the kernel modules for 2.6.17.13, could this be the problem.

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Old 10-09-2006, 06:52 AM   #3
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Good point. I'm looking into that.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 09:30 AM   #4
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I had the same problem. Even with the modules installed I had to manually load the psmouse module. So try "modprobe psmouse" as root and if it works add the line in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
 
Old 10-09-2006, 12:55 PM   #5
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I posted about this problem a few days ago and Old Fogie pointed me in the right direction:

Quote:
* The psmouse module is blacklisted by default in the
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist file due to problems with the default kernel
options used when it loads; this allows you to load it (from
rc.modules, for example) with option "proto=imps" if you need it, or
you are certainly free to comment it out in the blacklist file if it
works fine for you with the kernel defaults.
from here:

http://slackware.com/announce/changes11.0.php
 
Old 10-09-2006, 09:57 PM   #6
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[Solved]

I fixed this and my network connection issue by going to the /extra/linux-2.6.17.13 folder on CD 2 and installpkg'ing the kernel-*.tgz stuff there, except the kernel-header-... one. I read somewhere that that can be problematic.

Code:
root@x:/mnt/cdrom/extra/linux-2.6.17.13# ls
README.initrd                            kernel-headers.WARNING
kernel-generic-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz      kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz
kernel-generic-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz.asc  kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz.asc
kernel-generic-2.6.17.13-i486-1.txt      kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1.txt
kernel-headers-2.6.17.13-i386-1.tgz      kernel-source-2.6.17.13-noarch-1.tgz
kernel-headers-2.6.17.13-i386-1.tgz.asc  kernel-source-2.6.17.13-noarch-1.tgz.asc
kernel-headers-2.6.17.13-i386-1.txt      kernel-source-2.6.17.13-noarch-1.txt
Excerpt from xorg.conf:
Code:
    Identifier     "Mouse1"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
    Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
 
  


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