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Old 02-10-2013, 03:59 AM   #1
Yaakov Ben-Avraham
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Unhappy "X" does not recognize my PS/2 Mouse under Slackware 14.0


Under Slackware 13.37, "X" recognized my PS/2 Mouse.
Under Slackware 14.0 , "X" does not recognize my PS/2 Mouse.

I answered "PS/2" for Mouse in "Setup" when I installed 14.0

What's up?
 
Old 02-10-2013, 04:49 AM   #2
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The question in setup is for gpm which gives you the mouse on a text console, it doesn't have anything to do with X unless it blocks X from the mouse.

Now, X has a nice log that it generates on start up you can find it in /var/log/Xorg.0.log if you paste that to http://pastebin.com/ we can have a look and offer some suggestions.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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Maybe the module psmouse is not loaded:

Se section about PS/2 mouse support in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-3.2.29.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #4
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The question in setup is for gpm which gives you the mouse on a text console, it doesn't have anything to do with X unless it blocks X from the mouse.
In my limited experience of gpm, it can do exactly that. I remember having to disable it 13.37 due to this and haven't enabled it for any install since.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #5
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In my limited experience of gpm, it can do exactly that. I remember having to disable it 13.37 due to this and haven't enabled it for any install since.
The description of the gpm package says :

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NOTE: This program may cause problems when you start X on systems that do not use a serial mouse. If you get an 'unable to open mouse device' error from X, disable /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm.
But reading this it seems that a PS/2 mouse be a serial one, so I'm not sure that could be the cause in your case.

Now for the OP: you could have another problem, in that case as suggested by wildwizard please exhibit your X log.
 
Old 02-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #6
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But reading this it seems that a PS/2 mouse be a serial one, so I'm not sure that could be the cause in your case.
While technically a PS/2 mouse is a serial mouse, when talking about a "serial mouse" we mean one that connects to a /dev/ttyS* device.

As noted in another thread, the problem in this particular case is likely to be a complete absence of kernel modules on the machine (at least for the running kernel).
 
  


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