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Old 11-05-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
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Usb mouse doesnt work in slack10.2

i hv just installed a slackware 10.2 on my toshiba M100 laptop today...but my usb mouse doent work at all,i started to use linux a week ago,so i am quite new.can anyone help me with this problem?
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The Mouse section in my xorg.conf looks like this:
Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier  "Touchpad"
    Driver      "mouse"

    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
# Wheel mouse...
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"


Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier  "USB Mouse"
    Driver      "mouse"

    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
# Wheel mouse...
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

and at the bottom of the file
Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen      "My Screen"

    InputDevice "Touchpad" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "USB Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "My Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"

I have a Toshiba laptop, so the touchpad bits may be different for you. But I am running 10.2.

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Old 11-06-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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For a USB mouse you have to have USB HID support enabled in the kernel. Slackware doesn't have it enabled by default.


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