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Old 04-17-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
tim167
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Question DeMuDi and USB mouse


Hello,

I am relatively new at Linux.

Just installed DeMuDi on an AMD system.
Demudi doesn't seem to recognise my trackball (logitech marble mouse) wich is a USB device.

-How can i activate it ?
-How can i log out / shut down the system without a mouse? (tried alt+F4, ctrl+alt+del)

thanks
 
Old 04-19-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
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to shutdown your system without a mouse: CTRL+ALT+F1 and then login as root and run shutdown -h now (this means to shutdown the machine and -h stands for halt the machine and now is for do it now).

Try turning off the legacy usb support in your BIOS, that might solve your trackbal to work.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 05:16 PM   #3
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I cant find any settings called legacy usb support in my BIOS.

Its a ASUS K8V-X motherboard with an AMD processor dont know exactly wich one, its 1800 mHz, 512MB RAM.

I also tried starting up with a plain ps2 mouse attached.
It doesn't work either.

thanks for any help !
 
Old 04-20-2005, 11:18 AM   #4
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There has to be an option in your BIOS. Search some more. Legacy USB or legacy devices USB or similar. It kept me up for a couple of nights and through a couple of reinstalls of Fedora 2 and Mandrake 10. I finaly solved by recompiling the kernel and rerouting the mouse to the mouse module and that fixed it for me. Then (after 2 days and 2 nights) someone suggested the solution (2 clicks away in BIOS). I wanted to kill myself LOL...

If all else fails, you can still recompile the kernel...

Try this from console (you probably get to console without a mouse). Or you can switch to console by pressing CTRL+ALT+F1 (or F2 or F3...F6)

Once in console, login as root, then try running this command:

cat /dev/psaux

and try moving the mouse. If there is any output to the console, than your mouse is working and X is just listening at the wrong end. You can try also cat /dev/mouse or cat /dev/mice and similar. Do some exploring. If you get any of these to recognize signals sent from your mouse, you won

Keep us posted
 
Old 04-20-2005, 07:53 PM   #5
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When I tried demudi it didn't seem to like my usb stuff but unplugging and re-plugging my mouse made it see it and then my mouse worked... didn't really check into it because I wasn't wanting to use it seriously.
 
  


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