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frodo44
Posted on: Jul 8 2005, 05:06 PM


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I just recently got a Microsoft Wireless Desktop 1000, and it works fine under MS, but in Linux (both Debian and Ubuntu), I've had problems with it sporadically clicking and sending junk input to the mouse driver. Cases in point:

1. In KDE it will bring up the menu that is brought up by clicking the scroll wheel whenever the mouse is moved.
2. In Firefox 1.0.2 it randomly enters whatever is on the clipboard into text areas.
3. Again in Firefox it will open a link, and open the same page in another tab

I've googled the problem and haven't found much. Most of the stuff I seem to find assumes that the mouse isn't working, period. My mouse moves all over and normally functions, except for the wierd clicks.

As for the setup of the desktop, I have a keyboard and mouse connecting to the computer through the receiver that has only one usb plug on it (most of the pages I found also assumed that the receiver had a usb plug and a PS/2 plug for the Keyboard). The linux I am currently running is Ubuntu 5.04 with the 2.6.10 kernel. The modules that the mouse is using are usbhid, and mousedev. I'm not sure if this is a faulty mouse, a buggy driver, or what.

Thanks,
Eric
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frodo44
Posted on: Aug 12 2004, 12:40 PM


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Are you using the leading `./` before the name of an executable when you're in its directory? For instance, you would just do:

./name_of_file

to execute it. It's not like DOS, where you can just type the name of the program.
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frodo44
Posted on: Aug 12 2004, 09:37 AM


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If you only have one hard disk, your linux partition will be on hda. If not, you can always check out your /etc/fstab file to see what device root (/) is mounted on.

Regards,
Eric
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frodo44
Posted on: Aug 12 2004, 09:28 AM


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Nope, didn't work...
mdetect returned this:

/dev/psaux
intellimouse

But it didn't make any difference when I logged into X. I checked a couple other things.
1) As far as I can tell my kernel is configured to support mice (my 2.6.7 one)
2) Doing cat /dev/psaux doesn't seem to do anything anymore ... I might have been trying to do it under my 2.4 kernel before... stupid mistake.

Thanks,
Eric

[edit]
As an afterthough, it might be something to mention that I had to install mdetect. Could this mean, perhaps, that there might be other programs I don't have installed that I need (Remember, I already had to install gpm, also...)?
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frodo44
Posted on: Aug 11 2004, 09:22 PM


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All right, here it is:

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Section     "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Configured Mouse"
 Driver     "mouse"
 Option    "CorePointer"
 Option    "Device"   "/dev/psaux"
 Option    "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
 Option    "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
 Option    "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
EndSection

Section     "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Generic Mouse"
 Driver     "mouse"
 Option    "SendCoreEvents"
 Option    "Device"   "/dev/input/mice"
 Option    "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
 Option    "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
 Option    "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
EndSection

...

Section "ServerLayout"
 ...
 InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
#InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection


For some reason, the configuration set up two mice, but I just commented out the one that I don't need.
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frodo44
Posted on: Aug 11 2004, 09:03 PM


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No problem... I was going to post it, but I didn't want to boot back into linux at the time. I'll repost when I get it (have to reboot... Argh!)

Eric
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frodo44
Posted on: Aug 11 2004, 03:18 PM


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Hey, if you've been following my 2.6 Kernel posts (about the root not mounting), you'll know that I just installed Debian 3.0r2 a couple days ago. I finally got the 2.6 Kernel running, and I'm finally into X (long story), and now I can't use the mouse. I've tried a couple of things.
1. I've tried doing cat /dev/psaux, which succeeded (I got a bunch of garbledigook output)
2. I tried installing gpm (which I guess wasn't installed to begin with, because apt-get didn't freak out or anything)

I've googled this problem, and I've found a couple of similar posts, but no answers. Any idea why this is happening (obviously something is set up wrong, but I'm not sure what). BTW, I'm sure that I'm using the correct driver (The IMPS/2 driver for a logitech wheel mouse).

Thanks,
Eric
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Posted on: Aug 11 2004, 02:59 PM


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you're going to want to look for a tutorial on setting up Samba (SMB). It can either be a very easy or a very difficult process (depending on what you make it). I've tried before to set it up, but it's kind of a pain. I think there's a tutorial (or at least used to be) on using Samba on this site. If not, google it.

Regards,
Eric
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Posted on: Aug 11 2004, 12:42 PM


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I finally got the problem resolved. I figured out, after several recompiles of the kernel, that I had set both the EXT3 drivers and my chipset drivers to modules, which won't work for mounting root because the modules aren't loaded yet. Phew! Glad that's over with. Now to fix my mouse, but that's another post.

Eric
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Posted on: Aug 8 2004, 03:53 PM


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I just downloaded the kernel source, compiled it, installed module-init-tools, and then tried rebooting. I guess I'm missing some steps in there? I'm pretty new to debian, so I guess I'll try out that sarge installer. BTW, I'm using Lilo (whatever version comes standard), but I tried grub, and it didn't work either. Thanks,

Eric
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Posted on: Aug 7 2004, 07:46 PM


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I'm pretty sure GAIM is specifically for AOL (AIM) messaging. I think there are some other messenger apps out there for linux. I can't think of one off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure there are ones that support all or most of the major messengers. You might search sourceforge.net or freshmeat.net for IM apps, or maybe even google it.
Regards,
Eric
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Posted on: Aug 7 2004, 07:41 PM


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Hi, I just tried running my Debian 3.0r2 system with the 2.6.7 Kernel, but when I booted up, I got an error saying that it can't find the root disk. Any reason why this might happen? Might it have to do with the System.map file that the kernel generates (right now I have lilo set to boot the old one, just because I'm still running primarily off my stock 2.4.18 kernel). It also gives me some wierd number set, like (3,65) or something (I'm assuming that's a way to write which partition its trying to read). By the way, my root partition is /dev/hdb1. Anyway, if you need more info, post back. Thanks,
Eric
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Posted on: Aug 5 2004, 01:54 PM


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Okay, I'll try that. I'm not sure if the nvidia driver comes in the distro, but now that I think about it, the nv driver does sound kind of familiar. I'll try that out. I just picked the vesa driver because I'm pretty sure that that is what slackware was using. I'll get back to you on how it works out. Thanks,
Eric
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Posted on: Aug 5 2004, 12:18 PM


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Hi,

I just got finished installing Debian 3.0 (woody) on my system, and I'm having a problem getting X to start up. The error that it spits back to me is that it can't start up because it doesn't have a screen. Earlier in the ouput it said that the screen was not configured correctly, so I opened up my XF86Config to have a looksee, but I can't see that anything's wrong. Maybe someone else can help me out:

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Section "Device"
    Identifier    "Generic Video Card"
    Driver  "vesa"
    Option  "UseFBDev"  "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier    "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync    30-70
    VertRefresh    50-120
    Option  "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier    "Default Screen"
    Device  "Generic Video Card"
    Monitor  "Generic Monitor"
    DefaultDepth    24
    SubSection "Display"
 Depth  1
 Modes  "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
 Depth  4
 Modes  "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
 Depth  8
 Modes  "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
 Depth  15
 Modes  "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
 Depth  16
 Modes  "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
 Depth  24
 Modes  "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection
...


There is a bit more to the file, but its mostly the modules and files lists, and the mouse and keyboard setup. Hope this is enough info, if not I'll post more. Thanks
Eric
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Posted on: Jul 21 2004, 01:46 PM


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ViewSonic E771
NVidia GeForce 4 Mx440 SE
Logitech [Optical Mouse?] w/ Scroll Wheel

I'm not quite sure of the Model of the Mouse, it doesn't say anything on the bottom other than Optical Mouse and some serial numbers.

Thanks,
Eric
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Posted on: Jul 20 2004, 12:38 PM


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I see...
Are there any "third party" sort of hardware controllers that I might get from sourceforge or freshmeat? Or will I just have to grit my teeth and dive into the XF86Config?

Thanks,

Eric
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Posted on: Jul 19 2004, 07:05 PM


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Hi,

I just installed slack 10, and I'm kinda wondering where the menu is to change basic hardware things (ie Monitor, Mouse, etc). I'm positive that it was in previous KDE versions (I'm running KDE 3.2.3, btw), but I can't seem to get to the menus. I realize that this can be done through the command line, but I would rather use some of the presets from KDE. If anyone knows if there is something I'm just stupidly missing, please post back, or if they've come across the same problem. Sorry for the stupid question, but I couldn't find anything about it in the KDE documentation.

Eric

PS. I'm pretty sure that the means to do this used to be in a window that opens up the menus that I can get (from the wrench icon on the taskbar), such as the monitor resolution and mouse speed settings. However, there is absolutely no mention of changing any of the hardware. Ugh!
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Posted on: Jan 27 2004, 06:09 PM


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Firewalls are always a good idea, no matter what OS you're running (especially if you're using broadband). An anti-virus is pretty useless in linux though, because the vast majority of viruses/worms out there are designed for the Win32 platform. Unless you're running a server (which I assume you're not) you don't really need to worry about viruses.
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Posted on: Dec 14 2003, 03:46 PM


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In /etc/X11/xinit is there still a file or symlink called xinit.rc? (I think that's what it's called... I'm not sure, I'm in windows right now). In most distro's this is a symlink that would point to a file like xinit.rc.kde or something. I'm not an expert on X, but that's my two bits.

Eric
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Posted on: Dec 5 2003, 12:20 AM


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Nvidia, the excellent and outstanding people they are, actually releases linux drivers. You build them as a module for your kernel. Don't know much beyond that, but you might look around the nvidia site, they'll probably have a HOWTO for the linux driver installation.

Regards,
Eric

BTW, Pardon me if this is a stupid comment, but just so you know, not many games are supported under linux, unless you have one heck of a Wine environment set up.
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Posted on: Dec 5 2003, 12:15 AM


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Hey Joey, one suggestion for your X page... put on instructions for scroll mice... seems like I and other people are always trying to figure out how to do that.

Thanks,
Eric
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Posted on: Dec 5 2003, 12:09 AM


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Pardon my technicality, but isn't Yahoo search the exact same engine as google, only with Yahoo's marketing ploys tacked onto the top and side of it? unsure.gif
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Posted on: Dec 5 2003, 12:04 AM


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NTFS support is still in the 'diamond in the rough' stages as it is. Very rough. In order to be able to view NTFS partitions, you're most likely going to have to recompile your kernel, which can be quite a job... I don't really feel comfortable doing it and I've been using linux for about two years now. But, since you're running redhat, you might be able to download a kernel rpm with ntfs support built into it. But you should know that as for the present, you can only read files on NTFS partitions. There are *very* experimental kernel options out there to write, but it is considered volatile and only suitable for testing (I think... one of the forum admins would be the one's to know a whole lot about this). Anyway, take a look around Redhat's site or a third party rpm distributor to find a ntfs supporting kernel. Hope I helped

Regards,
Eric
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Posted on: Dec 3 2003, 07:19 PM


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Okay... I just tried this on my system, and it should work. You're going to need a bootable distro of linux (ie the install CD for your distro, maybe), and you're also going to need to know what partition linux is installed on (/dev/hdxn, where x is a letter (probably a) and n is a number. You can get this by taking a look at your fstab file. There should be something like the following
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/dev/hda3  /  ....

But it won't necessarily start with /dev/hda3. What you're looking for is the line with just the / in the second column (your root partition).
Once you've booted from your bootable linux distro, login as root. Mount your root partition:
CODE
mount /dev/hda3 /mnt

Then backup your current /etc/passwd file, the one for the bootable distro, and copy yours to the position of the one for the bootable distro:
CODE
mv /etc/passwd /etc/passwd.backup
mv /mnt/etc/passwd /mnt/etc/passwd.backup
cp /mnt/etc/passwd.backup /etc/passwd

Then change the password for root:
CODE
passwd root

It will ask you to change for the new password. If it says its too weak, make a new one OR just type it in again to use it. Now, copy the passwd file back to your distro:
CODE
mv /etc/passwd /mnt/etc/passwd

Reboot into your installed distro. If all went well you should be able to login with the password you just changed it to. I can't guarantee that this will work on your system, but it worked on mine. Hope this helps.

Regards,
Eric
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Posted on: Dec 1 2003, 06:56 PM


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Just a heads-up for everyone out there... don't by the Redhat Linux for Dummies book. It sucks.... teaches you nothing about real unix commands, but instead teaches you all about the pretty GUI environment that Redhat provides you. Don't waste your money or time.

By the way... if anyone wants to buy a Redhat Linux for Dummies book.... jk.
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