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Old 12-25-2003, 07:13 PM   #1
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I'm hopeless can some1 Help me

Ok guys I'm totally new to Linux and Slack obviously...I've spent a month reading manuals and guide and 3 days this forums. Why I'm telling u cuz of the flames
Here's my prob:
I 1st installed full Slack with no probs at all then i used swaret to upgrade my System and it all screwed up. So It's now the 6th time I delete partitions reinstall the system and all the time either the mouse or the keyboard is not working after the boot.
As for the mouse I have an usb logitech optical mouse and I've red all the threads about it. And the 1st time I made it to work included the wheel
(ZAxisMapping & IMPS/2 & Buttons as options).
The second time there was noway to make it working.
I chechek dmesg and my mouse was detected but still when I started KDE it didnt move at all. I tried all protocols and still nutting.
I typed: ls -l /dev/mouse ---> ps/aux
dunno if its correct to be at /ps/aux.
Then cat /ps/aux, moved my mouse and the red light appeared but no writings or strange charachters. I found that in the forums but dunno what is it the purpose.
Discouraged I decided to do a full reinstall again and now my ps/2 Keyboard isnt working at all. So I'm using windows to post here.
2 details may give u sum hints. I have hotplug enabled and Linux on /dev/hdb2. Didn't have enough space on my primary HD where Windows is.
I really hope some1 can help me, meanwhile I'll try for the n-time to reinstall Slack again
Old 12-25-2003, 08:11 PM   #2
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Did you run xf86config before you tried startx?
Old 12-25-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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Of course I made it once to install it, but then no more.
Run it and set my vid card and mouse, I even managed to install Nvidia drivers from the site.
But as i said after last install, as soon as I see root login after boot I can't do nothing cuz my Keyboard is not working.
In this situation I can't even post dmesg and stuff.
Old 12-25-2003, 10:16 PM   #4
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Ok now I reinstall again the whole stuff disable hotplug and change my mouse to a PS2 one and finally works.
I still gotta figure how-to make my usb mouse work cuz the red light doesn't even turn on.
Any advice to know if the system detects it or not?
Old 12-25-2003, 11:53 PM   #5
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in your /etc/X11/XF86Config, check the line about the mouse device

see if there is a line for usb mice and uncomment those lines, and comment out the original line

try putting in /dev/usb if there is a line that says /dev/ps2 in your config file under the mouse section
Old 12-26-2003, 08:47 AM   #6
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Add these entries to your XF86Config for a happy usb mouse:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "myusbmouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

And down the bottom int the server layout section add:

InputDevice "myusbmouse" "CorePointer"


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