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    Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    Please help me this is driving me wild.

    Just installed Mandrake 9.0 Beta to find the the mouse doesn't work. It worked ok all the way through the install but now it doesn't when I login to the window manager (KDE 3). I can get it to work by loging in and then unplug the mouse and plug it back in again, and then re-login ................

    Any help would be welcomed
    Regards



    PS Works ok if I select Interactive startup as well....................

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    [quote author=Tabulous link=board=1;threadid=4740;start=0#47179 date=1030440909]
    Please help me this is driving me wild.

    Just installed Mandrake 9.0 Beta
    Any help would be welcomed
    Regards



    [/quote]

    I'd say thats probably your problem, sorry i cant be of more help

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    Thanks but not what I was looking for, I find it hard to see why I should persist and try and get this working, when the simplest of things are hard to assertain. My WinXP Install work perfect in everyway, runing Sambar web services 24/7 6months after install.

    The only reason I thought I would try this was out of curiousity, but this has now been quenshed good and properly.

    It make me think this is probably the reason why 90% of computer users still use windows.

    Regards
    Lee

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    hello,
    i would guess the proper modules need to be loaded upon startup, i am not sure if mandrake has a GUI tool for this or not. you can edit the file /etc/modules.conf your self and add the entries needed.

    boblucci has a very valid point about the software being beta. I am guessing you are not using a beta version of ms windows XP so i have no idea of why you would compare an unreleased version of linux too an released and hopefully highly tested version of ms windows.

    BTW - welcome to LinuxJunior.

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    [quote author=Tabulous link=board=1;threadid=4740;start=0#47179 date=1030440909]
    Please help me this is driving me wild.

    Just installed Mandrake 9.0 Beta to find the the mouse doesn't work. It worked ok all the way through the install but now it doesn't when I login to the window manager (KDE 3). I can get it to work by loging in and then unplug the mouse and plug it back in again, and then re-login ................

    Any help would be welcomed
    Regards



    PS Works ok if I select Interactive startup as well....................

    [/quote]

    I will be will to bet if you go and get mandrake 8.0 or even 8.2 the USB mouse will work with no problems.

    You are using a BETA version of mandrake , that means it's still in testing, do your self a favor and get 8.0 or 8.2 , i bet you'll like it alot more.


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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    Thanks for the relpy, much apreciated, I'll have a look in to that.

    What I don't understand is why should someone say it is my problem, when this is a out of the box clean install. Mandrake 8.2 use to do this as well, that is why I didn't proceed with it 6-12 months ago, but I thought may be it would have been resovled.

    I still believe there are issues regarding the installer......

    Regards
    Lee

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    As the two previous gents had stated, you are more than likely just missing the module in your setup. Here is what I suggest. Do an 'lsmod' ad a command line.

    Code:
    [aschott@system11 aschott]$ lsmod 
    Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: PF 
    lp                      9024   0 (autoclean)
    smbfs                  37504   9 (autoclean)
    nls_iso8859-1           3456   1 (autoclean)
    vmnet                  23712   7
    parport_pc             17988   1
    parport                33280   1 [lp parport_pc]
    vmmon                  22676   6
    nfsd                   74560   0 (autoclean)
    lockd                  55584   0 (autoclean) [nfsd]
    sunrpc                 73812   0 (autoclean) [nfsd lockd]
    autofs                 11940   0 (autoclean) (unused)
    ne2k-pci                6592   1
    8390                    7636   0 [ne2k-pci]
    ide-cd                 29856   2 (autoclean)
    cdrom                  33184   0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
    sb                      9024   1
    sb_lib                 39392   0 [sb]
    uart401                 7744   0 [sb_lib]
    sound                  70956   1 [sb_lib uart401]
    soundcore               6436   4 [sb_lib sound]
    usb-uhci               23492   0 (unused)
    usbcore                71168   1 [usb-uhci]
    ext3                   64448   3
    jbd                    47608   3 [ext3]
    [aschott@system11 aschott]$
    Down towards the bottom of my list of loaded modules is the two usb entries -- do you have those listed?

    Code:
    usb-uhci               23492   0 (unused)
    usbcore                71168   1 [usb-uhci]
    To add a module, su or sudo to root (or you can just login as root) and do an 'insmod <module-name>'

    HTH

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    First off before you go disbanning Linux realize you are installing a BETA version......Imagine installing a BETA windows xp, that woulda been fun : :

    Now during install did you select USB mouse, not PS/2 mouse? (i think ps/2 mouse is default) Make sure you did select USB....Also if still no luck, try dropping to a console and using XFdrake to reconfig, maybe just a mistake in the BETA. Good luck and once 9.0 FULL comes out you will be MUCH MORE happier with linux!

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    Thanks peolpe,
    here is the my module listing:-

    [root@localhost lee]# lsmod
    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    keybdev 1920 0 (unused)
    mousedev 4116 1
    hid 18340 0 (unused)
    usbmouse 2004 0 (unused)
    input 3456 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
    lp 6720 0
    parport_pc 21672 1
    parport 23936 1 [lp parport_pc]
    radeon 75736 14
    agpgart 31840 3 (autoclean)
    sr_mod 15096 0 (autoclean) (unused)
    floppy 49340 0 (autoclean)
    nfsd 65904 0 (autoclean)
    lockd 46480 0 (autoclean) [nfsd]
    sunrpc 60316 0 (autoclean) [nfsd lockd]
    af_packet 13000 0 (autoclean)
    usb-uhci 21676 0 (unused)
    usbcore 57984 1 [hid usbmouse usb-uhci]
    tulip 40800 1 (autoclean)
    supermount 14532 4 (autoclean)
    ide-cd 28744 0
    cdrom 26848 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
    ide-scsi 8180 0
    scsi_mod 90436 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
    rtc 6560 0 (autoclean)
    ext3 59724 2
    jbd 38452 2 [ext3]
    [root@localhost lee]#

    Any ideas i'm a ultra noob......But it has the two modules that you listed....
    Regards
    Lee

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    Re:Mandrake USB Mouse Problem

    Okay thats good. We know for a fact that the modules have loaded. Now what I would like to see is the output of 'dmesg' and your contents of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. If you dont mind, clean up the comments of your XF86 file (any line beginning with #) before accepting the post -- they are unnecessary for my purposes -- but dont delete them out of your file. They can become handy when troubleshooting stuff in the future.

    This should be where your issue lies. Either you kernel for some strange reason doesnt like your USB root, or your X server doesnt see the mouse on the USB root, because it isnt being told to look there. If you feel adventurous, you can tell X to use the usb driver.

    Here is an excerpt from the XFree86 homepage.
    Code:
    USB mouse
    
        If your mouse is connected to the USB port, it can either be supported by the "Auto" protocol, or by an OS-specific protocol (see below), or as a generic Human Interface Device by the "usb" protocol.
    There should be a driver section for the mouse. It will more than llikely resemble mine (below), but mine has a imps2 driver (intellimouse ps/2) not usb. Replace the driver name with either auto or usb and you should be okay.

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier  "Mouse0"
       Driver      "mouse"
       Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
       Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
       Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
       Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    If you have a mouse wheel, make sure you have the last two lines (3 but mouse emulation off, and the ZAxis map) in there, so the wheel works. If you get it working, of course I wont really need your dmesg and XF86Config

    HTH
    Good luck!

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