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Old 07-11-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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lsusb command not working Slackware 12.1

as the title state I am unable to envoke the *lsusb* command.

I am trying to diagnose why my wheel mouse is not working. Thought that I would take a look and see if SWL 12.1 could read my USB Busses and tell me a little about my mouse so that I can find the packages and drivers for it.

I have also edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and I have not come up with anything that will allow my wheel on my mouse to scroll.

Output from above file

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

   Identifier "Mouse1"
   Driver     "mouse"

#  Option     "Protocol"     "Logitech"
#  Option     "Buttons"      "5"
#  Option     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
If anyone would be so kind as to tell me what I have done wrong and assist me in making it right that would sure be great.

Old 07-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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You are probably trying to run lsusb as a non-root user? lsusb is in /sbin, which is not in the normal user's default path. So either su to root or run "/sbin/lsusb" or add /sbin to your default path.

Old 07-11-2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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I just ran the command again, as root, as before, all that it did was go to a new line
this is the I/O

<username>@darkstar:~$ su
root@darkstar:/home/<username>/~# /sbin/lsusb
that is what the I/O looked like on my konsole.

As for the other problem I am still trying to sus it out. I can understand why that did not work.

I copied the input from LQ Wiki....

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.




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