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Old 05-10-2003, 11:48 AM   #1
richardharwood
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Smile Mouse mayhem


Hello,

Just built my new computer today, Installed Mandrake ok, the mouse was working fine in the installation, but now the install is done I get to the user logon screen and my mouse is dead.

The PS2 keyboard is working fine, and so was the mouse.

Anyone any ideas why it isnt being detected? It's a Logitech optical USB mouse.

Any help would be great.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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I'm guessing your're talking about the GUI login, correct?

Have a look at your /etc/X11/XF86Config for the mouse (look in the Input section). Should be /dev/mouse.

Now have a look at what /dev/mouse is symlinked to 'ls -la /dev/mouse' will tell you that. For a USB mouse it should be something /dev/input/mice

Let's have a look at the loaded modules as well. 'lsmod' will generate that list for you and you can post it here.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hi,

I looked in XF86Config and it was /dev/usbmouse

I tried to run command ls - la /dev/usbmouse but nothing happened

I tried running command lsmod and it said it could not run it.

I'm a total linux newbie. This is really offputting :-( This hardware is totally new (built system today) and I cant even get a USB mouse to work.

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Old 05-11-2003, 09:45 AM   #4
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You have to log in as root to run lsmod and make sure its:
ls -la NOT ls - la!

Cheers, Klod
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:25 AM   #5
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Hey,
I have a logitech optical mouse (usb), and here is my section of the XF86Config, i hope it can help:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Mouse0"
Driver      "mouse"
Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:47 AM   #6
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Cheers, I'll give that a try!

On another note, If i'm trying to setup a cable modem via a NIC card (using network/internet config under mandrake control center) and the ENET light is not coming on, do you think my problem could be a knackered cat5 cable?
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:51 AM   #7
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This happned to me once, (The network problem) And it just turned out i had to unplug the cable and put it back in lol, but i guess i was lucky! If that doesnt work, just try another cable, and if that doesnt work...its a bigger problem
 
Old 05-11-2003, 11:13 AM   #8
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Which cable did you unplug? cat5 or modem power cable? (to force reboot etc) I tried both without success.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 11:18 AM   #9
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i unplugged the cat5, only thing left i can think of is it is the cat5 cable itself...if you have a spare one lying around, try it.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 12:20 PM   #10
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I had the same problem with the mouse (same as yours - logitech usb, but mine is a trackball).
I tried to install gentoo and I got everything working except the mouse and keyboard. It was really weird. I ended up just getting rid of it and installing red hat 9 on that system and my mouse works just fine now. I was using a pci-usb card btw.
Just thought i'd share that info. MDK should have that built into the kernel for support no problem, there is no reason to give up in your case, hope it works out.
One thing you could try is to log on using your keyboard and use the tab key to access the mouse selection. Once you get in there, you can pick your mouse and then it should be fine.
In red hat, I just type redhat-config-mouse in the term and it comes right up, not sure about mdk though.
 
  


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