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Old 08-23-2004, 09:20 PM   #16
TunaBoy
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Keyboard/Mouse quits working in X


Did you get your keyboard/mouse working in X?

We had a similar problem, and diagnosed what was going on by doing an interactive startup. Turned out an incompletely done lm_sensors install was goofing up our keyboard mouse (which we simply undid completely).

Our symptom was that the keyboard would work @ bios, and right up to the time that X started, but then both keyboard and mouse were completely non-functional. When we set the default inittab level to 3, (so that we booted into text mode) the keyboard was actually similarly non-functional when the machine was fully booted. (But we could log in from other machines).

I don't recall if you found out if the keyboard would work in text mode ( 3 ). As it was an rc.local command that was goofing us up, the keyboard and mouse would work at the bios level, and would work if booted into single user level, but wouldn't work in level 3 or 5
 
Old 08-23-2004, 10:17 PM   #17
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Default Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection



This is what you should have in your config-4 file, this works in kernel 2.2 or 2.4. i know this because i've done it in the past.

When you do the 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' and get to the part of the mouse configuration, on the first screen, choose: /dev/psaux, on the second screen: ImPS/2, on the third screen say Yes to 'Emulate 3 buttons'
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:54 PM   #18
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After consulting with several linux specialists in person and having them attempt to install from scratch, it was determined that the board was simply proprietary and would not work with linux. This is an old IBM Aptiva, FYI.

I followed the same install process on an older Dell Dimension system (PII 333) and everything works fine. I have learned throughout the years that sometimes hardware just doesn't work!

Thank you everyone for your help on this issue.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:00 AM   #19
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hm...

i`m have same problem (keybord and mouse not working in X(debian)) but 4 days ago i used slackware and everything worked just fine. i even used same mouse settings from XFree86config-4. where is the problem?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 08:47 AM   #20
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Sections 9 and 10
http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=2016

post your XF86Config-4
 
  


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