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Old 07-20-2009, 08:58 PM   #1
ash1ar
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Slack 12.2 PS/2 mouse won't work....


Hello all. I've just come from version 12 to 12.2 and I'm suddenly having issues with a basic PS/2 mouse. I've been searching for over two hours and I've made multiple adjustments to xorg.conf with no luck. Apparently, I'm more of a newbie than I thought.

Would someone be so kind as to give me a hand? Has anyone else had this sort of issue with 12.2?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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From CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT
Quote:
On many systems, the xf86-input-synaptics driver requires the psmouse kernel
kernel module be loaded without any special options. This poses a problem on a
default Slackware installation, as /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse causes the psmouse
module to load with the imps protocol. This is easily fixed though :-)
First, edit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse so that it looks like this (note
that we're simply commenting out the last line):
# PS/2 mouse support:
# The default options when the psmouse module is loaded will completely
# break the mouse if you change consoles with several models of KVM
# switches. Therefore, we'll have it use the imps protocol here, which
# is a more basic protocol that is less likely to cause problems with
# the mouse. If you'd rather use the kernel default options, just
# comment out the line below. If you'd rather choose your own options,
# then edit the line below as desired.
#options psmouse proto=imps
Next, unload and reload the psmouse module (do this as root):
modprobe -r psmouse
modprobe psmouse
 
Old 07-21-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
ash1ar
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Smile Thanks so much...

Merci Allend.

I'll be printing out Changes and Hints if not tattooing it to my forehead (backwards of course).
 
Old 08-10-2009, 05:31 PM   #4
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Note for future viewers, this did not entirely solve the issue, though it was still of great help. The final solution lies at the following Link. THanks so much. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ack...-742582/
 
Old 08-11-2009, 10:15 PM   #5
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Hi,

That's one of the reasons not to have multiple threads that are on different forums. You waste other peoples time by not keeping things within one thread.

I'll mark this.
 
  


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