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Old 03-27-2003, 10:13 AM   #1
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Change mouse while Running X

I'm using a laptop with Gnome and RH8 and my problem is that if I start the computer w/o a mouse I get the laptop toutchpad (that's good) but when I later want to use my USB mouse (if I hook the computer up to a screen and external keyboard/mouse) I have to reboot the computer to make it find it.

How do I do this without having to restart the computer or X ?
Is it possible somehow ?
Old 03-27-2003, 06:38 PM   #2
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I don't believe that RH8's kernel supports "hotplugging," yet. Dunno 'bout RH9.

Old 03-27-2003, 09:49 PM   #3
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Have a look at the linux-hotplug page. Slackware 9.0 has hotplug support for usb, pci and pcmcia.
Old 03-28-2003, 07:50 AM   #4
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.I have hotplug installed on my box, it was installed with the distro apparently.

But the only file in /etc/hotplug/usb is usbcam

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