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


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)

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.
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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

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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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