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Old 08-14-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
someguy2034
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mouse won't load in X - Slack 12.1


I recently upgraded from slack 8.1 to 12.1.

the mouse worked in 8.1. shell and X

it does not work in 12.1 in X.

i have tried a few things that were posted on the web. but none worked.

i have tried an old microsoft ball 2 button serial mouse, and 2 different optical ps/2. i tried changing the xorg.conf, i tried to use xorgconfig and set every different mouse setting.

i am still rather new to the slack, so dont get over tech on me. i can use the bash as root and move around and use vi to edit.

everything else appears to work, X loads in KDE and i tried gnome to see if the mouse would work in a different desktop, but it didn't. i made the switch to slack after my winbloze blew up again.

Dell GX115
TNT2
PS/2 optical with scroll, or microsoft ball 2 button serial mouse.
built in LAN
DVD
built in sound

if anyone can offer advice i would greatly appreciate it.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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Please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file's sections for your input device(s) and your server layout. Optionally, if you have done absolutely zero configuration of this file, please post the entire file (maybe this would be better).

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2" # ps2 mouse
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

i have changed the bottom 2 several dozen times to vairous things.

proto, logitec, microsoft, ps/2, imp one froze

device
/dev/mouse
/dev/psaux


server layout is unchanged, when i looked it was set to Mouse1
 
Old 08-14-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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Ok, for clarity, please post the whole file so I can see this stuff in context. (Sorry, I should have just asked the first time )
 
Old 08-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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that would take a year to type, i am on a different machine to access the web. i will just go back to 8.1 before i type that much
 
Old 08-14-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
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that would take a year to type, i am on a different machine to access the web. i will just go back to 8.1 before i type that much
Hmm.. Well, whatever suits you. But it doesn't seem like you're too motivated to solve the problem.

Anyhow:

I got the impression from your 1st post, that the mouse (and keyboard) work in the console.

The information you typed last time I asked is incomplete and difficult to put in context.

It would be ridiculous to try to type the entire file, I agree, but could you possibly copy the file to a floppy or USB device, using midnight commander for example, then stick it on the machine you're using and copy/paste it??

Or using the links browser, upload it to Pastebin?

There are also one or more tools you could perhaps use to try to auto-configure a working xorg.conf file. One of them I believe is 'xorg-config' though to be sure you'd have to look in /usr/bin or /bin to see for sure what you have.

Sasha
 
Old 08-15-2009, 12:40 AM   #7
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Check the contents of /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse and /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
Your upgrade path is unusual. It may be that the psmouse module is blacklisted in /etc/modprobe./blacklist and or that you need to modify /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse. Also, be aware that all files in /etc/modprobe.d are inspected when modules are loaded at boot time. If you have any editor backup files or *.orig files in /etc/modprobe.d then they should be deleted.

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Old 08-15-2009, 02:40 PM   #8
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the path was /dev/mouse i changed it trying what i read on someone elses mouse issue.

i'll check thoes things out later.

it is most likely the optiplex being picky. it didnt want to run the mouse in 8.1 either, that was simply change the device path to /dev/psaux and ps/2 for the type using XF86Config, 12.1 uses xorgconfig, and i put in exactly what i did to install 8.1.

if i cant figure it out i will re-run the 12.1 dvd and fully wipe the drive. when i did the upgrade, i let it reconfigure the kernel and all that stuff. i only have a web browser and slack on the pc, so it wont be any real loss the wipe.

i would like to resolve the issue, as the slack 8.1 appeared a lot more stable than other os's. and possibly there are other who might experience this.
 
Old 08-15-2009, 03:25 PM   #9
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If you haven't tried "IMPS/2" as the protocol, in xorg.conf, that is also worth a try. I have a PS/2 mouse and I set mine to that, and it works. I also use /dev/psaux but I'm not sure if this device exists by default, or if it need be enabled specifically in the kernel. dev/mouse is the usual default. I *think* they each point to the same place in the end, but don't quote me on that.

Continued good luck,
Sasha

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:54 PM   #10
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upgrading from 8.1 to 12.1 is definitely not recommended. When you install a clean version of 12.1, use xorgsetup rather than xorgconfig to configure.

Brian
 
Old 08-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #11
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did a clean install, used imps2 mouse setting from the install menu. mouse now works fine.

thank you for your help.
 
  


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