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Old 06-26-2003, 01:49 AM   #1
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Question PS/2 Mouse not working in Mandrake 9.1


I cannot get my mouse to work under mandrake 9.1. I've tried changing the mouse driver under XF86Config-4 from ps/2 to imps/2. I install gpm and I cannot get it to load from there as well... I've also tried deleting psaux and recreating it using mknod but nothing seems to work. The mouse worked just fine during the install..

any help would be great.....

gil

P.S. I'm using the higher security setting mode..
 
Old 06-26-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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I had this problem when I first installed 9.1. I have an Asus A7N266VM mobo and I had to correct the mouse keyboard settings in the bios. I had previously used a USB mouse and changed the BIOS to support it and forgot to change it back again. Strangely enough, the installation program worked fine, and my Win98SE boot did not mind at all.

So... check your BIOS.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 08:05 AM   #3
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If the mouse worked fine during the install, then it's probably only a configuration issue. Open Mandrake Control Center->Hardware->MouseDrake and pick a mouse by type and/or brand. I have a Microsoft Intellimouse 1.2A, which works fine as a 'Generic PS2 Wheel Mouse'. You get to make sure it works by using the buttons and wheel, and getting feedback from the mouse icon next to the mouse list. When done, click OK.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 09:59 AM   #4
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Try disabling GPM. It sometimes causes mouse problems.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:20 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by geoff_f
If the mouse worked fine during the install, then it's probably only a configuration issue. Open Mandrake Control Center->Hardware->MouseDrake and pick a mouse by type and/or brand. I have a Microsoft Intellimouse 1.2A, which works fine as a 'Generic PS2 Wheel Mouse'. You get to make sure it works by using the buttons and wheel, and getting feedback from the mouse icon next to the mouse list. When done, click OK.
Honestly I did all this on mine, and it did work fine during install. After that Mandrake kept locking up when booting. Only after I changed the BIOS did it work, and I did not have to install again.

I'm not saying I am right in this case, but it is a possibility to consider if nothing else works.

DAVE
 
Old 06-28-2003, 02:21 PM   #6
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Well.. Here is where I'm at.

The gpm service is currently disabled.
I can get my serial mouse to work just fine.
I have tried to run mousedrake within kde and just plan old bash and I do not get any positive results from it.
I've installed the latest kernel rpm.
I've verified all bios settings. (When I was running Mandrake 7.0 I had no problems)

What I'm planning on doing is to recompile the kerenl and have the mouse support be part of the kernel and not be modular. I'll let everyone know what the results are..


Thank you all for your help on this....
 
Old 06-28-2003, 07:19 PM   #7
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voidman, when you installed Mandrake 9.1, did you configure your BIOS as per the advice under 'Before Installing' here:

http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/install.html
 
Old 07-08-2003, 01:58 PM   #8
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Well.. Here's an update.

I've tried compiling the kernel in mandrake and I ended up crashing my computer.. So I decided to go with redhat 9. Durring the install my mouse was recognized with no problems, but after rebooting I ran into the same problem. So what's the deal!! I've updated the kernel to 2.4.20-18.9 and still cannot get this mouse to work. At least this time gpm does recognize psaux but I still get no mouse activity... the motherboard uses and old ali 1543 chipset. In regards to the last suggestion I did try what you recomended and still nothing...

thanks for the help.. and I'll keep working on this...
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:26 PM   #9
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Hi Voidman,

Hava you got any solution to the mouse problem yet? My motherboard is ASUS and my mouse is PS/2 also. Just like what you got, the installation program was able to recognize the mouse without any problem. I tried to choose different mouse in the mouseconfigure in redhat, it didn't work. I also tried to change the BIOS and it didn't work either. One thing however I found out is that when I looked at /proc/interrupts, I saw PS/2 mouse been assigned interrupt 12, which is correct. The second column in that interrupts table however shew me a very big number and it was growing very fast (over 2000 every second). What that number does? Anybody know what's wrong? Any clue is appreciated!
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:58 PM   #10
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final solution

My final solution was to get a ps/2 to db9 serial adapter. Once you got this going mandrake should detect the mouse on startup. It seems that the new kernel has issues with older boards and some newer ones. I had the same mouse problem when I went to redhat...

After spending weeks with this issue I found this to be the best solution.

good luck.. and if you need further info please feel free to ask..

cheers

voidman
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:23 PM   #11
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So if you don't have a mouse working yet how do you nav. the mandrake control center? I'm using Mandkra 9.1 with IceWM (it seams Gnome and KDE do not work without a mouse).

Tim
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:51 PM   #12
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greetings,

I was able to get the mouse to work by connecting the mouse to a db9 adapter and connecting the mouse to my serial port (com1). I edited the configX file to point to the right port and all is well.


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