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Old 08-07-2006, 01:25 AM   #1
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Cool mouse boot-up problem


Hi,

Its been a while since I have experienced this problem; if I move the mouse during boot-up, it comes up alright. Otherwise, it comes up dead i.e. only the dead cursor in the kde login screen. In this case, if I do a ctrl-alt-F1 followed by a ctrl-F7, the mouse comes alive.

It is a USB optical mouse and I am using kernel-2.6.15 without udev. I have tried with udev, but the problem persist.

wk
 
Old 08-07-2006, 04:11 PM   #2
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Try editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config (whichever exists) and locate the mouse section (the one with a line reading 'Driver "mouse"'). Edit the device option to read

Code:
Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
The idea here is that the "mice" device always exists, while the "mouseX" files are created on the fly when a new mouse is detected.

It would be really interesting to know why your mouse is only detected if you move it, but maybe this workaround helps.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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Thks for the suggestion. That has been my setting all along. The complete section is as follows:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:50 AM   #4
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Another idea: did you compile USB HID support as a module? If yes, maybe it helps to autoload it on boot or compile it into the kernel.

Otherwise... anything interesting in /var/log/Xorg.0.log (probably /var/log/XFree86.0.log if you're using XFree86)? Maybe you can post any mouse-related lines you find there.
 
  


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