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Old 03-24-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Problem with USB mouse in Fedora Core 1

Hi all,

I had a RH9 installed on my computer where I have two mice. One PS/2 standard touchpad and one USB Microsoft IntelliMouse with wheel... Everything there worked fine, even if I tried to add new software, the USB mouse freezed (the PS/2 worked still fine). I did not pay attention to that problem, because I didn't install other programs so often...

But I have upgraded to Fedora Core 1. And the problem is that during the booting process the USB mouse is recognized and starts working (I can move the pointer along the screen), but after some seconds it freezes without any error message or so. When I unplug the mouse, reboot the system and try to plug the mouse after the bootup and login process, the mouse is recognized and it again works for some seconds and then freezes again like it did in the first case. The PS/2 touchpad is still working properly...

May I please you for your advice? I really want my mouse to work:-(

Thank you very much,
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Old 03-24-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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have a look in /var/log/ on some files, like XFree86.0.log or kernel logfile etc. and see if they got some info on your mouse's doings in them...often the "no errors" situation means that you get no output to your screen, but logfiles might have. check them out, and after that check your XFree86Config's section that controls mouse.
Old 03-24-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thank you very much, b0uncer... As you have suggested me, I tried to list the logs from kernel and XFree86. Unfortunately there was nothing about possible errors. I havealso tried other strange things and bought a mouse from my colleague (it is a normal USB mouse). And surprisingly it worked without any problems??? (the log files were the same in both cases)...

Then I tried my mouse again and found the most surprising thing of the day. If the mouse is not being used during the bootup process (till the login screen), it works... In case I try to use it (e.g. move the cursor), it freezes (only my mouse, the mouse of my colleague works properly under any conditions). I have also found that the same behavior occurs when I am runnying any of redhat system tools...

Any ideas about this weird behavior, please?

Thank you very much!

Old 05-10-2004, 09:17 AM   #4
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hm. this is getting weird..good it works at least a bit, though. I tried googling for ms intellimouse for a while, but couldn't at least yet catch up anything particular...what does your XF86Config's mouse-section look like? you could post it here..I'm not sure whether it helps at all (probably not), but I might take a's mine, so you know what to look for:

----cut started----

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "Buttons" "3"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

----cut ended----

so to get that piece of your config, do this in terminal:

cat /etc/X11/XF86Config | less

then scroll down until you find the right place and paint the text with your mouse and copy it here...there might be some comment-sections (as examples, the lines that begin with #) so don't paste them, just the one that configures your mouse (lines that do not have # in front of them)

the only things I saw while googling were that intellimouse should work quite well in linux, if configured properly...hmm.


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