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Old 04-28-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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Mouse Hotplugging

I would like to be able to hotplug my mouse on my laptop without restarting X.

I transport my laptop places a lot, and when I'm at home, I prefer to use the mouse, but when I'm out I use the touchpad.

Currently, I've got my xorg.conf file set up so that if the mouse is plugged in when I start X I can use either the touchpad or the mouse. But the problem arises when I unplug the mouse, I can't plug it back in and get it to work. Also, unless the mouse is plugged in when I start X, it never recognizes it.

Anyone know how to get X to recognize a hotplugged mouse mid-session?

My setup:
Slackware Linux Kernel 2.4.29
Xorg version (I'm not sure how to find that)
My laptop is a Toshiba Satallite A70-S249
The mouse is a Kingston Pocketmouse USB

Thanks for the help.

Old 09-13-2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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Hi Colfax

I've got the same problem. Did you find a solution?



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