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Old 07-14-2007, 01:03 PM   #1
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Kensington USB mouse not working


I have just installed Slackware 11 on my new pc:
ASUS Crosshair,
AMD A64 X2 5600 2.8G AM2 CPU
2gb RAM.
I am trying to configure my Kensington Optical Elite USB mouse. X starts but I can't move the cursor. After searching around here this is the latest modification I tried to xorg.conf:
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "6"
I am fairly certain I had this mouse working before with Slack on a different pc but cant figure out how to configure it correctly. I am just using the VESA driver for now latter I will try NVidia stuff! .

Edit/
Sorry, here is the error I get: "xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/mouse"
I also tried "/dev/input/mice" and I get a similar error: "Cannot open device "/dev/input/mice".

Last edited by sr_25; 07-14-2007 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 03:26 PM   #2
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Try changing your
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
to
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
That may work. If not try running mouseconfig and select the appropriate options. Hope it helps.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 08:05 PM   #3
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I'm having the same issue, USB mouse on Slackware 11.

My xorg.conf:

Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Protocol" "Microsoft"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection
I'm stuck on this.
lsusb doesn't list any devices. I'm wondering if that is the issue. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 07-14-2007, 08:16 PM   #4
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I have tried your suggestions with no success. Now I get a blank screen. I also tried lsusb and nothing is listed either.

I also tried mouseconfig again. Oh well, maybe I'll try another distro and copy those config files if they work!

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 07-14-2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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Change all lines between „Section "InputDevice"“ and „EndSection“ like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Mouse1"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection
 
Old 07-14-2007, 09:46 PM   #6
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Tried what you said and I get:
Quote:
VESA: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:5:0:0) found
xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/mice
No such device.
Mouse1: cannot open input device
PreInit failed for input device "Mouse1"
No core pointer

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices
Thank you for your help!
 
Old 07-15-2007, 07:55 AM   #7
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Type these commands and post results:

/sbin/lspci | grep Display
ls /dev/ | grep mice
ls /dev/input/
ls /dev/ | grep psaux
ls /dev/misc/
ls /etc/rc.d/rc.udev -lah
su -c "lsusb"
lsmod

And post file /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Last edited by happyslacker; 07-15-2007 at 07:57 AM.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 09:18 PM   #8
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Here is the data you asked for, tbank you for your help!

/sbin/lspci | grep Display
...Output nothing
ls /dev/ | grep mice
...Output nothing
ls /dev/input/
...Output: event0 through event31
.......... js0 through js31
.......... keyboard
.......... mice
.......... mouse through mouse30
ls /dev/ | grep psaux
...Output: psaux
ls /dev/misc/
...Output: /bin/ls: /dev/misc/: No such file or directory.
ls /etc/rc.d/rc.udev -lah
...Output: /bin/sl: /etc/rc.d/rc/udev: No such file or directory.
su -c "lsusb"
lsmod
Quote:
Module Size Used by Not tainted
input 3104 0 (autoclean)
snd-seq-oss 23104 0 (unused)
snd-seq-midi-event 3208 0 [snd-seq-oss]
snd-seq 33552 2 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event]
snd-seq-device 3716 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq]
snd-pcm-oss 28928 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 11928 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
usbcore 56812 1
snd-hda-intel 7964 0 (unused)
snd-hda-codec 108752 0 [snd-hda-intel]
snd-pcm 52804 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec]
snd-timer 13168 0 [snd-seq snd-pcm]
snd 34304 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq-midi-event snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-hda-intel snd-hda-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
soundcore 3300 5 [snd]
snd-page-alloc 4980 0 [snd-seq-oss snd-seq snd-seq-device snd-mixer-oss snd-hda-intel snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
forcedeth 15312 0
pcmcia_core 39492 0
ntfs 50848 4 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 9392 0
xorg.conf
Quote:
# File generated by xorgconfig.

#
# Copyright 2004 The X.Org Foundation
#
# Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
# copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
# to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
# the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
# and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
# Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
# The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
# all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
# THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
# FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
# The X.Org Foundation BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
# WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
# OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
# SOFTWARE.
#
# Except as contained in this notice, the name of The X.Org Foundation shall
# not be used in advertising or otherwise to promote the sale, use or other
# dealings in this Software without prior written authorization from
# The X.Org Foundation.
#

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf(5x) man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this section is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

Load "dbe" # Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
SubSection "extmod"
Option "omit xfree86-dga" # don't initialise the DGA extension
EndSubSection

# This loads the font modules
Load "type1"
# Load "speedo"
Load "freetype"
# Load "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
Load "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
# Load "dri"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section. This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.

RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
#
#

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/"

# The module search path. The default path is shown here.

# ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is
# received. This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

# Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12). This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

# Option "DontVTSwitch"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

# Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences. This allows clients to receive these key events.

# Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

# Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client.

# Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings.

# Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

# Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"

# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# Option "LeftAlt" "Meta"
# Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for Xorg
# Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
# Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""

# Option "XkbDisable"

Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

# Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices. This is for example only. Refer
# to the xorg.conf man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Mouse2"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "Protocol" "MouseMan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball"
# Driver "magellan"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "spaceball2"
# Driver "spaceorb"
# Option "Device" "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen0"
# Driver "microtouch"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "1412"
# Option "MaxX" "15184"
# Option "MinY" "15372"
# Option "MaxY" "1230"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "touchscreen1"
# Driver "elo2300"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "MinX" "231"
# Option "MaxX" "3868"
# Option "MinY" "3858"
# Option "MaxY" "272"
# Option "ScreenNumber" "0"
# Option "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
# Option "ButtonThreshold" "17"
# Option "ButtonNumber" "1"
# Option "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "EV700"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 31.5 - 64.3

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50-100

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Standard VGA"
VendorName "Unknown"
BoardName "Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases. It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

# Chipset "generic"

# The Driver line must be present. When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module. Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

Driver "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for. When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device. For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used. This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

# BusID "PCI:0:10:0"

# VideoRam 256

# Clocks 25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xorgconfig:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card16MB"
Driver "vesa"
#VideoRam 16384
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "Card16MB"
Monitor "EV700"
DefaultDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
Identifier "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens. The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen. In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used. Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
# Mode 0666
# EndSection

Last edited by sr_25; 07-15-2007 at 09:23 PM.
 
Old 07-16-2007, 07:57 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sr_25
Here is the data you asked for, tbank you for your help!

/sbin/lspci | grep Display
...Output nothing
ls /dev/ | grep mice
...Output nothing
ls /dev/input/
...Output: event0 through event31
.......... js0 through js31
.......... keyboard
.......... mice
.......... mouse through mouse30
ls /dev/ | grep psaux
...Output: psaux
ls /dev/misc/
...Output: /bin/ls: /dev/misc/: No such file or directory.
ls /etc/rc.d/rc.udev -lah
...Output: /bin/sl: /etc/rc.d/rc/udev: No such file or directory.
su -c "lsusb"
lsmod
Are you sure you type commands correct?

Type these commands and post results:
Code:
su -c "/sbin/lspci"
ls -lah /etc/rc.d/
ls /var/log/packages/udev*
To load driver for most USB mice and other USB devices:
Code:
su -c "/sbin/modprobe usbhid"
To load simple USB mice driver:
Code:
su -c "/sbin/modprobe usbmouse"
You should type root password when program "su" asking.

Maybe pakcage udev (or other package) is not installed.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 11:27 AM   #10
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If package udev is not installed (result of command "ls /var/log/packages/udev*" is empty) do this:

Code:
installpkg udev-*tgz
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.udev
/etc/rc.d/rc.udev start
 
Old 07-17-2007, 08:43 PM   #11
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Thanks happyslacker,
But I accidentally hosed my Slackware partition with dd . I will try to get some time to reinstall later this week! I appreciate your willingness to help us newbies.
 
  


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