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Old 11-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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usb mouse does not work without hotplug


I have a logitech mx510 usb mouse and it used to work without enabling hotplug on my last slackware install. Now that I have reinstalled, it does not work if I disable hotplug.

With hotplug turned on, I am getting device not found errors on startup from hotplug. This does not cause slack to not boot up, but it is slow and annoying. I tried doing dmesg to see these errors, but they do not appear.

How can I see these errors and stop them from slowing down bootup?

Thanks for any help
Old 11-27-2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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i say read through the comments and some of the code in the hotplug script in /etc/rc.d/ and try and follow what its doing. look for any relevant stuff like usb mouse and hid stuff and try and work out what its doing and make your own script to do just what you need it to do. hope it helps

edit: just found a neat tip from to enable the hotplugging logging so you can see it in /var/log/messages or dmesg. in the file /etc/hotplug/hotplug.functions change the line:
$LOGGER -t $(basename $0)"[$$]" "$@"
$LOGGER -p -t $(basename $0)"[$$]" "$@"

Last edited by nadroj; 11-27-2006 at 01:58 PM.
Old 11-30-2006, 02:13 PM   #3
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so I solved my problem by adding pciehp, shpchp and the detected driver for my game port to /etc/hotplug/blacklist
Old 11-30-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
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EDIT: Ignore my previous message, my problem was caused by a 1D10T error.

Last edited by Eternal_Newbie; 11-30-2006 at 04:47 PM.


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