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Old 05-06-2004, 05:56 PM   #1
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usb mouse and plug/play support

Hey everybody. I bought a wireless, usb wheel mouse with a usb connector for the purpose of an alternative to the ps/2 touchpad. I have got it working correctly from automatic hardware detection at bootime. Yet if i don't plug in the usb connector at bootime and the login screen comes up, and then i plug in my mouse, it doesn't work. Naturally i have had this problem before with accidental cables becoming unplugged on other devices. I'm wondering whether there is a plug and play support in linux so that i can just hook up my mouse and have it ready to go quickly without having to restart the computer, and how to configure it.

Thanks everybody.

Old 05-06-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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Yes there is a utillity called hotplug and anotherone called usb.

I think hotplug should be installed but hence you have installed before useing any usb it's more probably deactivated or not configured...

check out if one of this utilities is installed and if it is correctly configured.

PnP is enabled in linux distros by default and on my system it works fine, well I don't unplug a mouse to often but I do this with my usb-camera and a usb external drive - it 's like a charm...

it mostly matter of configuration



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