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Old 09-18-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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No Keyboard and mouse


Hi all,

I just downloaded and installed Slackware 10.2

By the time I figured out how to get the X server up and running I was finally facing the KDE login screen, but my mouse and keyboard wouldn't work. I'm using a microsoft US layout keyboard and Microsoft optical USB wheel mouse (Other than those I am reluctant to using Microsoft stuff..)

I'm sure it's an xorg.conf issue, but the problem is I'm using Fedora Core 4 (using X.org) whereas Slackware is using XFree86, which means I can't just copy my FC4 xorg.conf file into Slackware (or can I?). I tried copying the mouse and keyboard settings, but then while booting up, the system would freeze while initiating the X-Server to work.

Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!
 
Old 09-18-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
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Ok, I managed to get the keyboard working after creating a new xorg.conf file, but the mouse still wouldn't work. Do I have to download anything for supporting USB mice? My serial port isn't working so I have to use USB.

Thanks!

-A
 
Old 09-18-2005, 03:03 PM   #3
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Usually this config works fine. Try it out and let know
http://slackercroft.freewebpage.org/#Mouse

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:50 PM   #4
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Thanks! But now I have another problem: When I set the runlevel to 4, the Xserver won't start up. And on runlevel 3 when I type in "startx" I get this:
Fatal IO-Error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X-Server ":0.0"

What's wrong now? Even after a doing a new xorgconfig it won't work.. :-(

-A
 
Old 09-20-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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Hello Ahmed! There are quite a number of threads about this subject. Just use search with "Slackware runlevel 3" nominations.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:09 AM   #6
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Ok thanks! If I get it up and running I'll let you know, just busy with getting the new Gnome for Fedora atm

Cheers!

-A
 
Old 09-21-2005, 07:20 AM   #7
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Slackware uses X.Org since version 10.0
Try using Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" and Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

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Old 09-22-2005, 08:23 AM   #8
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Will try that out, thanks a lot!

-A
 
  


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