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Old 10-14-2003, 08:43 PM   #1
shiben
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Want 2 use USB mouse in RH9.0


i have a USB-PS/2 compatible MICROSOFT-intelli mouse
i am running it as PS/2 presently but want 2 use it
as USB.

If i connect it directly (without modifying/configuring any .conf file)
boot stucks at "finding module dependencies"

So How can i use my USB mouse in RH9.0
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:37 AM   #2
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I have the same mouse running as USB no problems...
I am unsure why it would be sticking at finding module dependancies. As far as I remember this has nothing
to do with new hardware.
Have you enabled the USB stuff in the BIOS?
You will need to make a few changes to the X config to
get the side buttons working though
 
Old 10-15-2003, 05:39 AM   #3
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Just had an idea....
You could try booting into an X-less session without the
mouse connected, then once booted plug in the USB mouse
and then run kudzu, which should configure X for you.
Then do an init 5 to see if it works, if it does reboot and hope?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 09:26 AM   #4
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If you switch you mouse under X you absoulutely MUST change th config too, otherwise, the mouse will be searched at the old place (but of cource it isnt there) and so X cant start.

change the lines in XF86Config in section "InputDevice"
Option "Device" "/path/to/old/mouse/device/" to
Option "Device" "/path/to/new/mouse/device/"

This one depends on few things, if you have kernel 2.4.x look in /dev/input/ if there is something like mouse0 or so. of course you must run a USB damon and must have all kernel modules (usbcore, input, hid, mosedev) compiled in or installed in modulepath.

g

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Old 10-15-2003, 08:48 PM   #5
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Unhappy usb mouse problem

my usb mouse still doesnt work...

i tried 2 run kudzu the way i was told

but as soon as i connect the mouse in
1 of the usb ports the SYStem hangs &
i hav nothin 2 do exept pressin the reset button of cabinet !!!!

i hav win-XP too... but no problem there .

The X server stuff is fine but how do i proceed
if just connectin the mouse the system hangs.

Heard in a mag that somthin 2 change in modules.conf

HELP !!!
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:39 PM   #6
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Is this onboard USB, or a PCI USB adapter card? There are documented problems with the PCI cards...
 
Old 10-16-2003, 03:58 AM   #7
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OK.

1. Boot with no mouse connected into console mode.
2. verify weather you have "usbd" (or an approprate alternative like murasaki) running
3. look in /lib/modules/<kernelversion>/kernel/drivers/input and in /lib/modules/<kernelversion>/kernel/drivers/usb wheater you have the modules mousedev, hid, usbcore, usb-(o/u/e)hci.
4. load the module usbcore and usb-(o/u/e)hci manually with modprobe
5. (re)start your usb daemon
6. kill gpm (if its running)
7. plug in your mousee and hope for the best.
8. if your system didnt hang, look for the modules mousedev and hid, wheater they are loaded or not. if yes, then your mouse should work in X too. if not, then... well yes...

as "Sometimes" said, if you have your usb devices on a pci connector and not onboard, first you will need a driver for the pci card too of course.

g

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Old 10-16-2003, 07:24 AM   #8
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The problem here appears to be a hardware issue of some-kind.
I would guess that plugging in the mouse causes the USB
to fire an interupt which is hanging the system.

I assume when you say it hangs the num lock/caps lock leds
won't toggle.
If so it is definately hardware related, not that means your hardware is faulty. Which given it works in win is unlikely to be the problem.
If your really unlucky it mabe a driver problem.

Check BIOS settings, first one is the plug and play option.
Set this to NO. Make sure that you have set USB mouse option
on (if there is an option).

If you are using a PCI based USB, please tell us as this
may be an issue as suggested by 'Sometimes'
 
  


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