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Old 02-12-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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USB mouse being naughty with Ubuntu 5.10


Hello friends

I am having a moderately annoying problem with my mouse. I have a USB logitech mouse and after starting up and logging in, the mouse will stop responding after a while of leaving my computer alone, requiring me to restart X!

Tho after a couple of days of doing this, X just gives up and lets me start it using startx at the command line and the problem is gone! I start X and the mouse performs as it should!

What could my problem be and can I make it so GDM doesn't start up and lets me log into command line? I tried runlevel 3 but thats the same please help!!!
 
Old 02-16-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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there should be a file called /etc/inittab
and in it a line that would look like:
id:5:initdefault:

login as root, change it to:
id:3:initdefault:

save, and reboot.. it should boot the computer to the console login rather than a GUI
 
Old 02-17-2006, 05:12 AM   #3
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Hmm it didn't work! Even when I manually switch to runlevel 3 the graphical system starts!

Its Ubuntu 5.10 btw :-)
 
Old 02-17-2006, 10:13 AM   #4
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Hello friends

I am having a moderately annoying problem with my mouse. I have a USB logitech mouse and after starting up and logging in, the mouse will stop responding after a while of leaving my computer alone, requiring me to restart X!

Tho after a couple of days of doing this, X just gives up and lets me start it using startx at the command line and the problem is gone! I start X and the mouse performs as it should!

What could my problem be and can I make it so GDM doesn't start up and lets me log into command line? I tried runlevel 3 but thats the same please help!!!
In the runlevel you are using now remove or rename the link in the /etc/rc?.d/for gdm and most likely xdm is there as well so do the same for it replacing the ? with the number of the runlevel. To have Gnome started from the command line you need to create a file .xinitrc with the contents exec gnome-session then you would use startx to get too Gnome, you may want to search on the command used though I am not positive on it. As to the mouse problem itself don't really have a clue my usb mouse works fine on Debian.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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PS/2 Port

Do you have an available PS/2 for the mouse? If you use one of those USB-to-PS/2 converters and plug it into the mouse port the mouse problems may go away. I too have a Logitech USB mouse plugged in this way and have never had any problem.
 
Old 02-17-2006, 06:50 PM   #6
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I am happy to boot to the command line since it works well when I start from there, its also easier and more secure, I am confused about /etc/rc7 as it doesn't seem to exist! Am I doing something wrong!?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 06:51 PM   #7
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Dragineez Yea even with the PS2 It freezes after a while, I think the best solution for my system is for me to have it to boot just to a command line and then me to type startx
 
Old 02-17-2006, 06:53 PM   #8
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I have good luck when I tell X to quit but its not the ideal solution
 
Old 02-17-2006, 06:55 PM   #9
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I have a Dell Opti[plex GZ260 2GHz p4. fantastic system, my problem would be over once I get runlevels going OK
 
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I am happy to boot to the command line since it works well when I start from there, its also easier and more secure, I am confused about /etc/rc7 as it doesn't seem to exist! Am I doing something wrong!?

That would be a question mark representing the number of the runlevel you are using.
 
  


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