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Old 11-18-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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Wireless Keyboard And Mouse

i have a genius wireless keyboard and mouse that run threw the one usb reciever and i am using mandrake 9.1 and hopefully will be upgrading to 9.2 soon and i would aperiacte any asistance anyone can help me with

when i start the machine up and get into linux i can only use the keyboard my mouse dosnt respond at all i have tried reconnecting it and everything that i now but nothing is working

can some one help

Old 11-19-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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Well, i have the same problem. I just bought a btc wireless usb keyboard+mouse which i cannot use. When i enter mandrake9.0 i can only use the keyboard . Can somebody tell me what happens to my mouse?? I have the option of using a vmware from windows but i refuse to do it!!
Old 11-20-2003, 06:39 AM   #3
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same as me i had to buy a wire mouse and keyboard in the end
Old 01-26-2004, 01:49 PM   #4
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I have exactly the same problem. I'm running 9.2 and using the same keyboard and mouse as Neofire.
I've found a way around the mouse not working: plugging an old "wired" mouse into the serial port makes the wireless mouse work once Linux has booted (the wired mouse doesn't work)! Strange eh?
But I'm still not happy - sometimes I open a window on my desktop and both mouse and keyboard just stop working. Also, neither keyboard nor mouse work during boot, which is annoying as I have dual boot Windows/Linux and I can't select the Windows option from the menu which comes up.
I strongly suspect that my system just doesn't have the correct Linux drivers for my keyboard and mouse, since wireless USB devices are relatively new. So please can anyone let me know if you find a driver!
Windows XP recognised the keyboard and mouse straight away.
Old 01-27-2004, 02:47 PM   #5
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Same problem. Im using a creative wireless desktop 6000, and in windows XP I have both wireless keyboard and mouse going, in mandrake 9.2 however I must rely on my old wired mouse and my new wireless keyboard. I also have plugged in a wired keyboard which I use only at boot time or for acccessing the BIOS, it seems that before actually booting into an OS the keyboard doesnt work at all.
Old 01-27-2004, 02:58 PM   #6
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I couldn't get my USB mouse to work in SuSE 8.0 but in 9.0 it works great.


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