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Belize 09-13-2003 03:53 AM

Laptop does not detect my mouse
hi I have Logitech mouse that is connected to my laptop in a usb port. I edited /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and uncommented the lines that are about USB services detection ( /sbin/modprobe hib and /sbin/modprobe mouse ) Now what should I do to make my mouse be detected ? I tried using /dev/input/mouse and /dev/psaux in XFree86Config with no success

arunshivanandan 09-13-2003 04:16 AM

what does your 'ls -l /dev/mouse' show??

Belize 09-13-2003 06:04 AM

ls -l /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root *DATE&TIME* /dev/mouse -> psaux

arunshivanandan 09-13-2003 06:35 AM

you said it is a usb mouse.
so try
rm -rf /dev/mouse
link /dev/mouse to /dev/usb/mouse.(using 'ln',symbolically).
May be your usb mouse device may be /dev/usb/mouse0 or something.I am not very sure with the exact device.(press tab or try ls /dev/usb/mouse*).also,it could be mice instead.please someone correct me,if I am wrong

Belize 09-13-2003 07:50 AM

I dont understand that

link /dev/mouse to /dev/usb/mouse.(using 'ln',symbolically).
isnt there a way to see what mouse devices are connected ?

I will now reboot ( I havent configured the net on the slackware )and try

ls /dev/usb/mouse*
and manually search for mouses.

arunshivanandan 09-13-2003 07:56 AM

cat /proc/devices should list all the devices connected
also,try 'dmesg|more'

Belize 09-13-2003 08:25 AM

/proc/devices contains :

Character devices

1 mem
2 pty
3 ttyp
4 ttyS
5 cua
7 vcs
10 misc
13 input
14 sound
21 sg
29 fb
109 lvm
128 ptm
129 ptm
136 pts
137 pts
162 raw
180 usb
254 pcmcia

Block devices

and man dmesg|more is too big to copy on a piece of paper :tisk: :)

arunshivanandan 09-13-2003 08:40 AM

Ok,I did some searches and find out the following-
sorry to leave you in such a situation.I am sure that these threads will solve the problem for you.

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