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Old 11-17-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
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can't get the USB mouse to work [SOLVED]


I am having trouble to get the USB mouse to work. According to some texts, it should work if /etc/conf.d/usb X11_USBMICE_HACK is set to true, but when I boot with that, it gives two FATAL errors: module mousedev not found, and module input not found.

how can I get the usb mouse to work? right now I can only use my synaptic touch pad. thanks.

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Old 11-17-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
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anyone can help?
 
Old 11-17-2005, 04:21 PM   #3
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What distro Gentoo?
What laptop, what motherboard, what chipset?
You may need to reconfigure your kernel.
A little part of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier  	"Synaptics Mouse"
  Driver  	"synaptics"
  Option 	"Device"  	"/dev/psaux"
  Option	"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
  Option	"LeftEdge"      "1700"
  Option	"RightEdge"     "5300"
  Option	"TopEdge"       "1700"
  Option	"BottomEdge"    "4200"
  Option	"FingerLow"	"25"
  Option	"FingerHigh"	"30"
  Option	"MaxTapTime"	"180"
  Option	"MaxTapMove"	"220"
  Option	"VertScrollDelta" "100"
  Option	"MinSpeed"	"0.09"
  Option	"MaxSpeed"	"0.18"
  Option	"AccelFactor"	"0.0015"
  Option	"SHMConfig"	"on"
#  Option	"Repeater"	"/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection
That is so I can use them both.Here is my laptop;
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4257578
It has taking me about 2 weeks to get the ati graphics, wireless and both pointing devices to work on slackware 10.2
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:24 AM   #4
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sorry about not giving enough info. here it is:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice	"Synaptics Mouse" "CorePointer"
#	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
...
...
...
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver  	"synaptics"
  Identifier  	"Synaptics Mouse"
#  Option	"Device"  		"/dev/psaux"
  Option        "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
  Option	"Protocol"		"auto-dev"
  Option        "SHMConfig"             "yes"
  Option	"LeftEdge"		"120"
  Option	"RightEdge"		"830"
  Option	"TopEdge"		"120"
  Option	"BottomEdge"		"650"
  Option	"FingerLow"		"14"
  Option	"FingerHigh"		"15"
  Option	"MaxTapTime"		"180"
  Option	"MaxTapMove"		"110"
  Option	"EmulateMidButtonTime"	"75"
  Option	"VertScrollDelta"	"20"
  Option	"HorizScrollDelta"	"20"
  Option	"MinSpeed"		"0.5"
  Option	"MaxSpeed"		"0.75"
  Option	"AccelFactor"		"0.01"
  Option	"EdgeMotionMinSpeed"	"200"
  Option	"EdgeMotionMaxSpeed"	"200"
  Option	"UpDownScrolling"	"1"
  Option	"CircularScrolling"	"1"
  Option	"CircScrollDelta"	"0.1"
  Option	"CircScrollTrigger"	"2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection
It is a toshiba satellite laptop, running gentoo 2.6.12 kernel. The secondary mouse is a usb.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:10 PM   #5
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Make this;
Code:
#	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
this
Code:
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
You can only have one CorePointer so make the other AlwaysCore.
I found it somewhere and it worked for me.Here is mine;
Code:
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse"  "AlwaysCore"
 
Old 11-19-2005, 02:58 PM   #6
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Thanks, man. AlwaysCore did the trick!!! Awesome.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:23 PM   #7
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Your Welcome, thanks for posting back. I found it in one of my searches, I was having all kinds of strange lockups.
 
  


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