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Old 04-20-2005, 09:35 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: debian 3.0 woody/mandrake 10.1
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Question USB mouse weird behavior!


i have a microsoft optical/wheel usb mouse
running mandrake 10.1 kernel 2.6 network booting on a diskless machine
my bios is setup to allow USB, and usb mouse by BIOS

when i boot up my linux, the mouse doesnt work, it moves VERY slow, and make big gaps between moves.
if i try mousedrake, i find it set to "Any ps/2 & USB mouse"
if i try to change it, it never saves, when i open it again i find it the same.

the problem is solved if i connect a ps2 mouse, then boot and disconnect the ps2 mouse.
i found that if i do this, my USB mouse will work perfectly

[root@192 achraf]# modprobe -l|grep usb

why this is happening? PS: it was working fine on my mandrake 10.0 and it also work fine on SOME of the other diskless machines (using the same host OS)

thanks in advance
Old 04-20-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo
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That's a weird one, indeed. It may help to see how X is handling your mouse, get into a console and type the following:


# then, depending on your X

Xorg -configure

# or

XFree86 -configure
I think it helps for X not to be running when entering that. What that will do is make an X config file in /root/, compare that to the one in /etc/X11/. For good measure, post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config (or at least just the relevant corepointer and input device sections). It could be that X is loading an incorrect driver, and that a PS/2 driver may be more appropriate.


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