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#1 2023-11-18 22:46:27

zapper
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Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

I have a usb wireless mouse for specific purposes, but it refuses to start on devuan. I wondered, if someone could give me a bunch of ways to do so.

I have yet to get it working. Its possible that debian did something stupid that makes this complicated... idk.

I have no problem on Hyperbola with this issue, its just annoying as can be on devuan though.

What packages typically does it require to get a usb mouse working such as M650 L LEFT?

Do i need to modprobe something? I am using openrc, so if you have sysvinit ideas, adapt them please.


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#2 2023-11-18 22:49:11

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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

well, desktop environment can make a pretty big difference. Have you checked to see if the USB mouse works at the greeter? (If its a mouse-enabled greeter like slick or sddm?) What DE are you using?


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#3 2023-11-19 09:34:11

Camtaf
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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

I have to click a button to get mine working/switched on.

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#4 2023-11-19 10:55:18

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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

3@localhost:~> lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1ea7:0066 SHARKOON Technologies GmbH [Mediatrack Edge Mini Keyboard]
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1ea7:0066 SHARKOON Technologies GmbH [Mediatrack Edge Mini Keyboard - usb wireless mouse receiver

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#5 2023-11-19 12:05:26

delgado
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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

Is the mouse's batterie charged?

Can't remember haveing mouse problems the past decade or so. Would you mind sharing the manufacturer?

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#6 2023-11-20 05:38:48

zapper
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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

delgado wrote:

Is the mouse's batterie charged?

Can't remember haveing mouse problems the past decade or so. Would you mind sharing the manufacturer?

Logitech, the battery is charged, it works on Hyperbola as I said above, but not devuan.

Although, lsusb isn't available either... which is weird.


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#7 2023-11-20 05:45:42

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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

Unplug the mouse, run "tail -f /var/log/syslog > capture.log", then plug in the mouse and then type ctrl-C to stop the tail. Then drop in the log into a code box here.

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#8 2023-11-21 00:34:54

zapper
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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Unplug the mouse, run "tail -f /var/log/syslog > capture.log", then plug in the mouse and then type ctrl-C to stop the tail. Then drop in the log into a code box here.

Without the quotes, it said permission denied for some reason. No idea why.


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#9 2023-11-21 10:05:01

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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

zapper wrote:

it said permission denied

Was it run as root?

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#10 2023-11-21 16:37:01

rolfie
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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

I own a small wireless mouse by Trust, item no.  20322-09. It runs on 2 AAA cells. The Bluetooth? dongle is stored inside the mouse when its not used. This mouse has an on/off switch.
I am mainly using it on my laptop. It worked out of the box with Chimaera and Daedalus, in both cases LightDM/Cinnamon as DE. No special action required. I can start the laptop, and plug in the mouse when I am logged in. It works.

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#11 2024-01-24 01:36:34

zapper
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Re: Anyone know how to make a usb mouse work?

I should probably mention, I gave up. But if your curious as to if I ran root, no.

Also, no idea of wayland was causing the problem or not... but its weird, Hyperbola 0.4.4, a lot less packages and by default the usb mouse worked, but in Devuan 12 which has many newer packages, not so much.

Its bonkers...

Maybe I needed xfce or mate though?

Idk... so weird.

But since I stopped gaming again, it matters not.

Last edited by zapper (2024-01-24 01:37:41)


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