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Old 06-08-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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Slack 11.0 mouse config


I can't get my Microsoft wheel mouse optical USB to work. Does anyone have an xorg.conf incantation for this mouse?

I'm dual-booting Slackware 11 on a ThinkPad T42.

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Old 06-08-2007, 09:23 PM   #2
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First, don't post the same question in two threads, it's against the rules.

Second, what doesn't work properly? Is it a secondary mouse on a laptop? Is the wheel not working? What is the exact problem?

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Old 06-08-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Alunduil,

Sorry for the posting error - I am still finding my way around this forum.

It's the only mouse on my laptop. The optical light doesn't come on and of course it won't move the cursor. I've tried several possibilities on the Slackware 11.0 setup program, unsuccessfully.

Does this help?

Dave
 
Old 06-08-2007, 10:23 PM   #4
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Don't sweat the multi-posting you'll be feeling at home shortly.

Is it a USB mouse, and this may be the hard question for you: is it supported in the kernel?

We can do some other basic tests too:

If you plug your mouse in, and then check dmesg do you see anything that looks relevant?

I'm assuming since you don't get any lights that you don't.

Is the mouse battery operated? I know this may seem obvious, but I'm just asking to eliminate a few other possibilities.

Hope this helps,

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Old 06-09-2007, 11:03 AM   #5
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Alunduil,

Thanks for your comments. The easy answers are yes, it a USB mouse, I don't know that it is supported in the kernel; and no, the mouse is not battery operated.

Since you have suggested it may be lack of support in the kernel, I will look at the kernel config and see if I can figure it out. I just accepted the default kernel when I went through setup.

Let me take a few more steps up my learning curve and I'll get back to you. Thanks for your help.

Dave
 
Old 06-09-2007, 01:11 PM   #6
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I recommend you try some other kernels (maybe a 2.6.x kernel). My logitech mice don't work with any of the provided 2.4.x kernels. If you still want a 2.4.x, you may have to compile one.
 
Old 06-09-2007, 02:24 PM   #7
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I recommend you try some other kernels (maybe a 2.6.x kernel). My logitech mice don't work with any of the provided 2.4.x kernels. If you still want a 2.4.x, you may have to compile one.
That was it, and thanks for the help. I picked the huge26.s kernel from the setup list, and the mouse works fine now.

My next challenge is to install slack11 in a VMware VM so I won't have to reboot to learn my way around Slackware. I may be back.

I've been using Linux (presently Kubuntu) for several years, and somehow never discovered LQ. Although I'm not much for web-based fora, this is the best I've seen.

Thanks again,

Dave
 
  


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