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Old 09-30-2002, 06:21 PM   #1
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Unhappy trouble with my usb mouse

i just installed red hat 7.3 on a hp notebook. once i get into the log-on window my mouse does not respond to movement. it is an usb three button mouse (optical). my touchpad doesn't work either.


Old 09-30-2002, 09:38 PM   #2
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Please refrain from double posting, even though the posts wording is a bit different they are both about the same issue.
your other post
Old 09-30-2002, 09:42 PM   #3
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Does it work before the log on window (i don't think that you do use your mouse before that anyway)

Well it might just be a kernel issue, it may not be supported at this time, go to and download the latest stable kernel or the latest beta kernel.

If you need help compiling a kernel search around the forums.

Old 10-01-2002, 10:54 AM   #4
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load usb core and usb hid modules (i dont know the exact names of the modules) or maybe better recompile your kernel including those options, then edit XF86Config and change the mouse protocol in core pointer section to imps/2 then start X and voila, your mouse works. As far as i know all USB mice work with Linux, well at least all the Logitech mice i tried...
Old 10-01-2002, 01:20 PM   #5
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Unhappy doesn't work still

thanks for answering so fast!

GT I.N.C, no, my mouse doesn't work in the log on window. i tried going into the page you told me ( but i couldn't get in. i will still try later. i don't know how to compile a kernel but i can look at that at a tutorial.

i don't know how to load modules... or check if they are already loaded. how do i edit the xf86config? where do i find it? what do i change in it?

thanks a lot!!!



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