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Old 04-26-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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USB mouse not working

mouse isn't detected by XFree86 4.1

when I plug it in it says: "hub.c: USB new device connect on bus2/2 assigned device number 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x46d/0xc016) is not claimed by any active driver

when loading X it says "Cannot open device /dev/input/mice No such device"

also the touchpad kinda works but it jumps around and pushes random buttons and stuff.
Old 04-26-2004, 10:06 PM   #2
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I got it working, just needed to load a few modules and do some sort of wierd usbfilesystem thingy kinda like:

mount -t usbdevfs none /proc/bus/usb
modprobe input
modprobe hid
modprobe mousedev
Old 04-26-2004, 10:09 PM   #3
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ThinkPad 560Z mouse not working

i chose "no mouse" on install of Mandrake 9.1 and now my little red trackpoint mouse doesn't work so I can't use Linux when the KDE boots.

How do I install my laptop's default mouse?


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