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my mouse doesnt work, it worked when i was installing gentoo.it is a usb plug but i use the extention so i can put it in the mouse slot and ...
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    mouse doesnt work {solved}


    my mouse doesnt work, it worked when i was installing gentoo.it is a usb plug but i use the extention so i can put it in the mouse slot and neither the usb or the mouse slot work.

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    Wish I had a better answer, but if you do change where you plug it in, you should reboot to make sure it gets detected. There's probably a service that you could restart to save a full reboot. And check your /etc/X11/xorg.conf under "Section InputDevice". And if gpm is running ('ps -A | grep gpm'), kill it (gpm -k), because sometimes that interferes with xorg.conf mouse set up.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    Yo do not need to reboot your computer to get the mouse to work, in /etc/X11/xorg.conf set the mouse device as /dev/input/mice and the type as "auto" the next time you start X it will be detected and will work. after doing this you can use any mouse without having to log out first because all are listed under /dev/input/mice

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    i got it to work

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashandburn0420
    i got it to work
    That's great. Can you tell us how you fixed it?
    /IMHO
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    i used
    Code:
    xorgcfg
    then used the numkeys as the mouse, set the mouse to auto and the file to /dev/input/mice. i rebooted it and it only worked in graphpical environments not in links unless i am running links under gnome

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