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Old 12-15-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
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USB mouse in Gentoo

I installed Gentoo a while ago on my laptop (nx9105), and I have just one unresolved problem left.

I can't get my USB mouse to work properly. It lights up when I start Gentoo but I can't get it to work in X (or console for that matter). I had the same problem om my stationary computer, but it worked with a PS/2 mouse on it. Since I don't have any PS/2 ports on the laptop I have to get this resolved. The USB controller gets recognized properly. I heard that it might be because the mouse doesn't support USB 2.0, but since I don't have any products using 2.0 I can't see if that's true. Using "cat /dev/input/mice" does not do anything. No matter how much I move the mouse the command just hangs there until I cancel it.

I _REALLY_ need help here. I have tried to find a sollution to this problem for several days now, but noone seems to know.
Old 12-18-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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same problem!

My case follows this exactly: my mouse lights up as soon as gentoo starts and I have loaded all the correct modules (usb-ohci (for my ALi hub), mousedev, input, hid) after following the how-to at, but 'cat /dev/input/mice' shows nothing! (I'm using kernel 2.4 by the way)

Please help us!
Old 12-23-2004, 02:45 PM   #3
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I just went through this about a month ago on my Gentoo system. In addition to the modules you listed, I also have usbmouse. Try "modprobe usbmouse" and see if that helps.
Old 12-23-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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What happens when you;
cat /dev/input
(Don't forget to press Ctrl-C to end this)
Sorry didn't see the first post

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