My mouse only seems to work when I plug it into a USB 2.0 PCI Card; when I plug the mouse into the ports that are on the motherboard, it's unresponsive, though it does light up (it's an mx510 optical). The odd thing is, when I initially installed Slackware with kernel 2.4 something, it was the same deal. It wasn't until I downloaded kernel 2.6.10 (the one I have now) and compiled it, that it stopped working again.
The only things I can remember between the initial slackware installation and the mosue suddenly working on the motherboard USB ports is that I edited xorg.conf to have /dev/input/mice instead of /dev/mouse.
I ran dmesg, and I can see that it finds a 6 port USB 2.0 hub, another 4 port hub, and a 2 port hub. I am guessing the 6 port is the PCI card, the 4 port is the mobo stuff that's the back panel, and the 2 port is the front panel connectors.
Does anyone know if there's anything else I should check? I downloaded lshw in hopes that it might help, and was gonna try out some other stuff for xorg.conf.
Info in short:
mouse: Logitech MX510
Current booting Kernel: 2.6.10
Problem: Mouse works when plugged into PCI USB card, but not motherboard's USB connections.
the whole of the InputDevice section is xorg.conf
Option "ButtonNumber" "7"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "USB-Mouse;ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
I think I should also mention I run hotplug during boot, since when I disable hotplug the mouse doesn't get picked up (if it gets connected to the PCI card).
Another somewhat related question is, does the "wacom" section in rc.modules help at all if it's activated (uncommented)? I have a Wacom board, and when the mx510 was working on the backpanel mobo USB connections, the wacom magically worked too.Though now since the wacom is still connected to the backpanel, it doesn't work anymore.
Thanks for your help.