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Help! Puppy wont find my mouse!
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2005, 05:57    Post subject:  Help! Puppy wont find my mouse!  

G'day all

Thought I would take puppy linux for a test drive. So I downloaded the ISO, burnt it on a shiny new CD Rom and booted it up. Everything seemed to be working fine untill it loaded the GUI. The GUI loaded successfully and quickly, but my Logitech USB WheelMouse didn't work. The puppy version I tried was 1.0.7, but I also tried the previous version and my mouse didn't work either.
Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time,
Alex Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2005, 06:09    Post subject:  

I have a wireless logitech-mouse at ps/2 port, and a wireless Keyboard at ps/2-port or USB-Port (via adaptor).

After starting xorg, none of them react, until I unplugg the keyboard and plug it in again.
Then both work immedeatly.
Try that.

Mark
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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2005, 21:34    Post subject:  

(I forgot to log in for my post before).

I tried that, but it still doesn't work! Mad

Any other suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sat 31 Dec 2005, 23:29    Post subject:  

please type "lsmod" in a console, and post the output here.

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 19:13    Post subject:  

Another thing to try:
/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Edit this file. In the mouse section, change the protocol line:
"auto"
to
"PS/2"
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2006, 20:30    Post subject:  

I had the same problem this after noon here in Seattle.

Not too unusual; I haven't found a Linux distro in a month of searching that could provide a working serial mouse, even when I've told it to use a serial mouse driver. Knoppix, Ubuntu, and Puppy, for example, show lovely GUIs, but without a mouse, there's little else for it but to reboot.

As for BarryK's idea of editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf, is that even possible on a non-multisession live CD version of Puppy? I'm afraid that my attempts to burn multisession DVDs of Puppy from Win98 have so far produced a number of glistening drink coasters.

Mark Manning, Seattle (who hasn't registered with the forum yet, as it seems an odd thing to do till there's a working version of Puppy to discuss)
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 01:22    Post subject:  

Begining to get really frustrated now Evil or Very Mad

Do you think I could just get another mouse or something? I think it is pretty weird how puppy linux wont even configure my usb mouse.
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2006, 06:58    Post subject:  

blackdog wrote:
Begining to get really frustrated now Evil or Very Mad

Do you think I could just get another mouse or something? I think it is pretty weird how puppy linux wont even configure my usb mouse.


In /etc/X11/xorg.conf -- presuming that you have gone through the wizard or whatever and have this file.
In the mouse section, change the "auto" protocol to "usb".
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