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Author Topic: Only USB Mouse Recognized  (Read 1186 times)
Martin109
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« on: May 05, 2008, 10:25:22 am »

Setting up VL 5.8 SOHO on a new HP laptop for a friend, it's not recognising the built-in pad and button, only a USB mouse.  I tried rebooting without the USB fitted, which didn't work.  I tried using VASM to reconfigure the system with the laptop-specific mouse option, but still no response from the built-in hardware.  Any ideas? Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008, 06:32:47 pm »

Change /etc/X11/xorg.conf to mouse IMPS/2

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Martin109
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 09:56:52 am »

Change /etc/X11/xorg.conf to mouse IMPS/2
Bigpaws

Thanks, Bigpaws

I've now had another look at the xorg.conf file, and the entry looks like this:

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


Which bit(s) should I change?  Tried changing Driver  "mouse" to  Driver "IMPS/2", but that didn't work.

Tried changing it via VASM, but that didn't work, even after reboot.
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Martin109
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 12:24:22 pm »

Bump!
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bigpaws
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 01:11:57 pm »

"Protocol" "IMPS/2"

see if that works, you may also have to change /dev/mouse to
/dev/input/mice.

HTH

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 01:51:15 pm »

Thanks, Bigpaws.

I've made both those changes, but unfortunately still no change! Undecided
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