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Old 12-02-2006, 01:14 AM   #1
hsimah
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No Mouse in Slackware 11


I have been running slackware 10.2 on my laptop for ages, then I upgraded to 11.0 using Swaret. Everything was sweet until I realised there were new drivers for almost everything and I was only running a / and swap partition. So I thought I'd reinstall a fresh copy of Slack 11 today. I backed up all my config files and off I went.

Rebooted after installing the modules (I installed with huge26.s) and everything was working. Copied my old lilo.conf over (I run a weird resolution, and I have a nice custom boot logo), did the same for internet etc. I compiled my old .config file into the kernel (2.6.18). I did a lot of stuff just using links and CLI. I eventually got around to installing Dropline and I started it. The mouse will not move...

Now, most answers to this question on LQ I have found say its the lack of modules being installed. I installed the 2.6.17.13 (I think it is?) ones form the DVD, and I compiled my own kernel. I can modprobe my NIC card (e100).

I thought I'd done something wrong, so I quickly reset everything, just reinstalled it again. Now I have a FULL install on my laptop, and I haven't touched anything. I installed the modules as instructed to, and it still isn't working (In KDE).

I thought I'd ask if anyone knew what to do? Its just the basic trackpad, using PS/2 has worked every other time I have installed Slack on this laptop.

Thanks for reading
 
Old 12-02-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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do you need to change the device in the InputSection for X11? or run mouseconfig?
 
Old 12-02-2006, 01:34 AM   #3
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Ah yeah, forgot to mention that, I just kept my xorg.conf file and copied it over. I ran mouseconfig at setup.

With the default and my previously working xorg.conf's neither have working mice... in fact they are both the same, I just checked.
 
Old 12-02-2006, 01:45 AM   #4
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what mouse is it? how is it connected? can you post your inputdevice section?
 
Old 12-02-2006, 03:17 AM   #5
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2 things off the top of my head

1) Try IMPS2 in the input section.

2) Double-check that the /dev/mouse link functions or exists. If not try using /dev/input/mice
 
Old 12-02-2006, 10:08 PM   #6
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/dev/mouse exists. There is a /dev/input/mice but it points at nothing. The /dev/mouse points to psaux. I have used IMPS2 and plain PS2.

The mouse is one of those trackpads on most (if not all) laptops. It has two buttons.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

    Option     "Protocol"      "IMPS/2"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
#    Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"

# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"
EndSection
That is what I am using now as my xorg.conf's Mouse part. Here is what I used before reinstalling it:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"	# PS/2 Mouse
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5 6 7"
EndSection
 
Old 12-02-2006, 10:10 PM   #7
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Check dmesg for a comment regarding psaux
 
Old 12-02-2006, 10:17 PM   #8
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ok, strangest thing. I tried all of that, nothing in dmesg about it.

Booted into windows because I left it in hibernate and linux can't mount it, reboot. It works now. Thanks for all the help guys... that was so weird.
 
  


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