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Old 02-01-2007, 07:21 PM   #16
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Ok, this is the closest thread i could find on Slackware and mouse problems. So, here's my situation, similar in a way that the mouse doesn't work. Now, the variant here is that the mouse has never worked, not even with the 2.4 kernel, not even with the new 2.6.17.13 kernel, not even without the nvidia drivers installed or with the drivers installed; it just sits in the middle of the screen. Now, it moves a bit when xorg is loading, like right before or after the nvidia splash screen. I have read a manual that said i had to run 'make menuconfig', and go to:
Device Drivers>Input device support>Mouse
I selected every single option there to make sure i didn't miss out on anything for my mouse. Now, i think i ran like make or something like that to apply the changes to my kernel (or however you call it), and that didn't work.

How should i proceed to make my mouse work. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 07:24 PM   #17
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does your mouse work with other distros and at other times ?
 
Old 02-01-2007, 11:17 PM   #18
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It works on another machine that's got Xshit on it, and used to work on this machine when it had Fedora Core. Just to be sure, i booted a kubuntu cd i had there and it works on it. It's got something to do with the modules for slackware.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 12:41 AM   #19
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Does the mouse work before you start X server? in init 3?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 10:24 AM   #20
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Apparently not. It does move by itself before the Nvidia splash screen, but that's it.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 01:12 PM   #21
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What nVidia screen?
 
Old 02-02-2007, 07:38 PM   #22
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You know, when X is loading, there is a big white screen that says 'Nvidia', just as X server loads up. The mouse just moves a little bit, like being shaken after a stroke. Then, utterly dies, you can't move it for nothing. The light is on but that's it. No movement. I've run mouseconfig several times now, having the computer restarted every time i change an option, to make sure i am not missing something. Also, every time i perform the mouseconfig, i get a message that says 'do you want to start gpm when the computer starts?', i suppose it's loading because i see it among the messages at boot time, it's always around the last to load.

I found this line in '/var/log/dmesg':
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
Does this help?

What else can i do to get my mouse working?

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Old 02-03-2007, 12:10 PM   #23
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This is to all my newbie fellas.

Suggestions to make your mouse work.

1. Run 'mouseconfig' as root. Try a few of them with all options until you get it right; if nothing works, perform the next steps.

2. Have something similar to this on your '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' for the "InputDevice" Section:

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

3. If none of the above work, go to '/etc/rc.d/', open 'rc.modules' and add the following line to this file under 'Mouse support':
/sbin/modprobe psmouse proto=imps

Step #3 was the trick i needed to get my mouse to work on Slackware 11 with the 2.6.17.13 kernel. I hope this helps out someone, so you don't have to be searching and googling for days.

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