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Old 08-03-2006, 02:50 AM   #1
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Exclamation Touchpad & USB Mouse Problem


I am using the Auditor Live CD (Knoppix based) and I am having trouble with my mice.

Problem #1:

I can't get my USB mouse to work and I have no idea where to start.

Problem #2:

In the boot process, I notice that a Generic mouse drive is given to my touchpad. After everything boots, my touchpad is very hard to use. When I move to the right, it moves upwards in a diagonal direction is well. The same is for the left. When I click, it goes up and rightward. This makes manuevering very difficult and frusterating. I helped the situation by adjusting the pixel threshold, but its still a hassle.

My guess is that my live CD just doesnt have a good driver. My laptop is a Sager 3880. (I know.. off brand) So thats probably why.

I also must note that I am a TOTAL newb when it comes to linux. Here is an analogy for you: Me is to Linux as my Grandma is to Windows. So please keep your answers simple as possible.


Oh and if you are gonna yell at me for not searching, well I tried my best. You try searching the internet with wacked mouse driver.
Old 08-03-2006, 05:46 AM   #2
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I would suggest trying a Knoppix or Ubuntu live version first to see if that doesn't resolve the problem. You should be able to use a usb mouse.
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I have got it to work with other Live CDs. Any ideas how to fix it in Auditor?
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for your usb mouse look in etc/X11/X86Config for a relative section. if one is not listed for a usb mouse, try putting this in:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

but wait, can you make changes like this on a live CD? or are you working with static configurations when running live CD's? i don't know.

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