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Old 12-12-02, 09:03 PM Thread Starter   #1
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USB mouse in slackware


Trying to get my USB mouse to work in slackware. ANy ideas or suggestions on how to get it to work? During set up i chose USB mouse, but I get an error every time it tries to load gpm
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Old 12-12-02, 11:02 PM   #2
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ok lets see you need to go to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules
find and comment in #/sbin/modprobe hid
and /sbin/modprobe usb-uhci
#/sbin/modprobe mousedev
and after that execute the script by typing
/etc/rc.d/rc.modules

in /etc/X11/XF86Config use the protocol "USB" 'Auto" or ExplorerPS/2 it depends on your mouse and change the device to /dev/usb/mouse0
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Old 12-12-02, 11:14 PM   #3
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You might have to create the device node too, if Slackware hasn't done it yet. It didn't do it as of 8.0.
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Old 12-13-02, 07:02 AM Thread Starter   #4
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how would i do that?
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Old 12-13-02, 10:22 AM   #5
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You might want to talk a look at this site: http://www.linux-usb.org
And then read the HOTWO that they have: http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/book1.html

That should help you a bit on setting up the mouse, and what to set in X, the info might be a bit dated, but it should still work.

You'll also want to visit XFree86 and read this man page about mouse configuration: http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.1/mouse.4.html
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thanks for the help, i'll try it later
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