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Old 12-12-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
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Problems with USB mouse in Gentoo

I installed Gentoo a while ago on my laptop (nx9105), and I have just one unresolved problem left.

I can't get my USB mouse to work properly. It lights up when I start Gentoo but I can't get it to work in X (or console for that matter). I had the same problem om my stationary computer, but it worked with a PS/2 mouse on it. Since I don't have any PS/2 ports on the laptop I have to get this resolved. The USB controller gets recognized properly. I heard that it might be because the mouse doesn't support USB 2.0, but since I don't have any products using 2.0 I can't see if that's true. Using "cat /dev/input/mice" does not do anything. No matter how much I move the mouse the command just hangs there until I cancel it.

I _REALLY_ need help here. I have tried to find a sollution to this problem for several days now, but noone seems to know.

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Old 12-13-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
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Please!? I can't be the only one having this problem!
Old 12-23-2004, 07:28 PM   #3
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that's right, i have the same problem......
Old 12-23-2004, 09:38 PM   #4
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post lsmod and your xorg.conf like this one,most likely don't have support enabled in the kernel;
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice     "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
# touchpad
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "PS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons"
        Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
# usb optical logitech mouseman with wheel
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Mouse1"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option          "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
See if this helps;
and look for your laptop here;
and here for the kernel .config

Last edited by comprookie2000; 12-23-2004 at 10:17 PM.


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