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  1. #1

    USB mice and a new sound card


    I'm not the most Linux savvy person out there, but I know the basics, so please bare with me. I recently purchase a Creative Audigy 2 LS and an MS Optical USB Intellimouse. Upon putting them in and booting up, the mouse was noticed (hotplug reports on startup), but the sound card doesn't appear to be noticed. And yes, I used the search function, but have found no positive results.

    This is the mouse section in the xorg.conf file:

    # **********************************************************************
    # Core Pointer's InputDevice section
    # **********************************************************************
    Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier and driver
        Identifier	"Mouse1"
        Driver	"mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "Auto"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    # Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.
    #    Option "Resolution"	"256"
    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.
    #    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"
    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.
    #    Option "BaudRate"	"9600"
    #    Option "SampleRate"	"150"
    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
    #    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    #    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"
    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
    #    Option "ChordMiddle"
    I don't know what would go where, so it would be wonderful if someone could help me out here.

    Now, I don't really know what to do about the sound card issues, perhaps someone could lend a hand here, too?

    I'm using Slackware10 w/ 2.4.27-noarch-1

  2. #2
    Hmm. Upon more research, I've found ( that the Audigy 2 LS isn't completely supported by Creative's Open-Source team, although a driver is available from the ALSA site... I'm looking into that.

  3. #3
    Upon further inspection at OpenSound (, I've got to follow that readme. Apparently, the soundcard is already supported by the latest ALSA release (1.0.6a) which I already have. Although, this'll be difficult without a mouse...

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  5. #4
    Soundcard should be easy if it is supported by the kernel you are using. Run the tool "alsaconf" as root and let the program run.

    Concerning the mouse, please paste here what relevant information you get from "dmesg" about it.

    Good luck

  6. #5
    i have the same problem with the thread author
    i have a microsoft wireless usb notebook mouse model 4000 and i can't get it work.
    i 've used all the options mentioned which are
    for the Protocol Auto, IMPS/2, ExplorerPS/2, Intelli etc...
    for the Device /dev/mouse, /dev/psaux, /dev/input/mice, /dev/input/mouse(0,1,2) <- all of them
    i have already loaded hid module...
    in section InputDevice i did use CorePointer and SendCoreEvents
    but no luck...
    i currently use it along with a ps/2 mouse in order to be able to work the KDE....
    the output of my dmesg is:
    hub.c: new USB device 00:02.0-3, assigned address 4
    input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Microsoft Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse® 1.00] on usb1:4.0

    is there anything else i can try??

    ps i 'm using the 2.4.31 sata.i kernel

  7. #6
    Linux Enthusiast Weedman's Avatar
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    Tasmania, Australia
    I had many issues with Slackware & my MS Wireless Desktop Elite Pack (key+mouse).

    It all boiled down to the kernel (for some reason). Changing from a 2.4 kernel to a 2.6 kernel fixed this. This is also evident in other distro's that use the 2.4 kernel (eg. DSL, old Knoppix versions).

    Changing to a 2.6 kernel should fix this. It is mearly a matter of installing the kernel packages from the /testing directory on the Slackware CD.

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