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Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

Grosswiler
Occasional Visitor

Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

Hello all,

i have the proliant 1600, running fedora and suse 9.0. with both, i have the same problem:
- at boot time, i can move the mouse.
- as soon i get on the login screen, the mouse is gone.

-> Mouse is a Microsoft IntelliMouse 1.2A -ps/2, i have it also installed like this.

Any idea how i get my mouse working?
10 REPLIES
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

One work around could be

Type > from kerboard when in Gui this should pop-up a command window in there just type xterm

This should start an xterm where you can type commands

in this xterm su - to root

and rerun suse config mouse setup

Hope this is of use

J-P
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Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

Did you try using
YaST2 to reconfigure your mouse
you may try every option in there

the path in SuSE 8.2 is
YaST>Hardware>mouse

I think is the same in 9.0
I have an armada 1560
Steven E. Protter
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Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

This is almost certainly a software issue.

Just make sure the mouse isn't clogged, perhaps try a different mouse of the same variety.

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Grosswiler
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

i tried in yast all possible mouses on the ps/2-port, none is working.

Might it be possible, that i have a problem with this port? how can i find out? or even better, IF i have, how can i resolve?

it's very strange, as if i install fedora (redhat), there are 2 stages on bootup, where you have a gui....in the first stage before the login prompt, the mouse works without any problem (means i can move it)
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

No I dont think there is a problem with your mouse port, the probem is probably in your xfree86 config file.

I would try to first disable gpm if it is running, I have seen this cause problems at x start

# ps -ef | grep -v "grep" | grep -i "gpm"

to find gpm, followed by

#kill -TERM `gpm_pid`

then try startx again .... see if this helps

if it does not I still would focus on the content of XF86Config in the mouse section

J-P
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Grosswiler
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

i don't have gpm running at all. i have already been looking for this.

perhaps i'll try to get this thing running..?
Huc_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

To start try the following as root

my ex: is from RegHat

#gpm -t ps/2 -m /dev/input/mice

note /dev/input/mice could be diff on your system (Suse)

come to think of it What are your protection like ? here are the ones on my system

ls -l /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 May 1 18:57 /dev/mouse -> input/mice

ls -l /dev/input/mice
crw------- 1 root root 13, 63 Jan 30 2003 /dev/input/mice

if that fails, try see what

#dmesg | grep -i "mouse"

reveals ... But, you probably have done this already !

J-P (pls Do not forget to assing points, tks)
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Dave Falloon
Trusted Contributor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

What driver are you using in your XF86config-4? if it is anything other than ImPS/2 or auto you can run into major problems.

The file on my redhat 7.2 box and my debian 3.0 box is:

/etc/X11/XF86config-4

Look for a section that reads something like:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Your settings may be different. Once you know what X is looking for it should be easier to diagnose the problem, common problems are wrong protocol or device.

I would first look for any problems in this file, thats what I would do.

Dave
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Grosswiler
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

i did it as follows:

- had a usb-card installed with 2 ports for my printer

- installed a converter (usbhci) usb -> 2 x ps/2

...got now the mouse-thing working...got a lot of good input (thx teaching me!) but didn't solve my problem :-(
K.C. Chan
Trusted Contributor

Re: Linux & Proliant 1600 - no mouse

I assumed you are already in the gui login screen. To get to a text login console, try control + alt + F2, log in as root and run mouseconfig.
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