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    Question PS2 mouse not working

    Hello,

    I've got an Compaq Presario 905EA Laptop with Lubuntu. Unfortunately I can't get any PS2 mouse working (I know that they must be plugged in before booting).

    The rare thing is: A USB mouse works without any problem (although USB mice are deactivated in BIOS), I don't even have to reboot.The PS2 mice worked well with Win XP on the same computer.

    Any idea? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    Paste output of

    Code:
    lspci

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    Output:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS100 Host Bridge (rev 13)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS100 AGP Bridge (rev 01)
    00:02.0 USB controller: ULi Electronics Inc. USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: ULi Electronics Inc. M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
    00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1410 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
    00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 20)
    00:0c.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k HSFi Modem (rev 01)
    00:0f.0 USB controller: ULi Electronics Inc. USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
    00:10.0 IDE interface: ULi Electronics Inc. M5229 IDE (rev c4)
    00:11.0 Bridge: ULi Electronics Inc. M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
    00:13.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [i0HCI-Lynx]
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS100 [Radeon IGP 320M]

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    Go to the main lens, select applications, type in "hardware" or "device". There should still be a "device manager" syle application. See if your mouse shows up there and is enabled. You could also search for "mouse". The application that allows you to adjust the mouse settings might also allow you to select which mouse you use and/or enable/disable them.

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    I'm sorry, but as far as I can tell, there is no such thing as a "lens" in my version of Lubuntu. I can't find any type of search mechanism. The desktop is Windows-like with a "Start menu". Apart from the installed programs I can select "System tools" or "Preferences". Moreover there is the possibility "Run", which probably executes programs I know the name of.

    There are a lot of applications as "Lubuntu Software Center" or "Synaptic Package Manager", where I can search for and install software - but not change any settings.

    "Preferences/Keyboard and Mouse" allows me to change settings for acceleration and sensitivity of the mouse. But not to enable anything.

    The only thing which gets close to your suggestions is "System Tools/System Profiler and Benchmark", as far as I can tell. There I can select "Devices/Input Devices" to get a list with items as "Sleep Button", "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" and others. All of them are of the type "keyboard", but two. One is the "Lid Switch" (Type "Unknown") and the other the "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" of Type "Mouse". No sign there of any external mouse. There is some "Device Information" provided, but I can't change any settings, either. Well, I don't know if that matters but opening "System Profiler and Benchmark" there are always appearing a lot of empty message windows, I have to close.

    Do you (or someone else) have another idea? Or do you know what I maybe made wrong?

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    Quote Originally Posted by tobias5 View Post
    The rare thing is: A USB mouse works without any problem (although USB mice are deactivated in BIOS), I don't even have to reboot.
    USB devices are plug an play, and 'disabling mouse in BIOS' only disables it until an OS is loaded, after that, if the OS can detect USB devices, it'll detect and use a USB mouse too, so nothing really strange there.

    However, 'Disabled in BIOS' part rings a bell to me. Have you tried with that option being 'enabled' and "Legacy USB" support enabled too (it should be somewhere in the BIOS).

    The PS2 mice worked well with Win XP on the same computer.
    Can you confirm if the mouse still works well elsewhere?

    If yes, please post the outputs of -
    Code:
    xinput
    lsmod
    ..after booting with the PS/2 mouse plugged in. And in the meanwhile, try -
    Code:
    sudo modprobe -rv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse
    It will remove the driver "psmouse" (which may disable your touchpad too, until being reloaded) and reload it. Sometimes it may help making a pointing device work if it is somehow stuck at boot time. But it must be detected in the first (must show up in "xinput").
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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    I had the same problem with ubuntu linux krrnel the I installed liquorix kernel and it worked
    Monitor: LG flatron w1954s 22", mobo: G31-m7 series, CPU: Intel LGA 775 Intel core duo 2 2,66GHZ, RAM: 3GB, GPU: ATI Radeom HD 2400, Storage: 500GB SATA and 80GB IDE, Windows 7 ultimate and Ubuntu

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    However, 'Disabled in BIOS' part rings a bell to me. Have you tried with that option being 'enabled' and "Legacy USB" support enabled too (it should be somewhere in the BIOS).
    I was talking of the "Legacy USB" support, too. I didn't describe it sufficiently, because I didn't know anything about that function and moreover my BIOS was running in another language.
    Well, that doesn't matter. Enabling "Legacy USB" didn't change anything.

    xinput
    Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
    - Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
    - SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
    Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
    - Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
    - Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
    - Sleep Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
    - Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
    - Power Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
    - Sleep Button id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
    - AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
    lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    dm_crypt 22321 1
    joydev 17097 0
    ppdev 12817 0
    bnep 17669 2
    rfcomm 37420 0
    bluetooth 202226 10 bnep,rfcomm
    snd_ali5451 23183 2
    snd_ac97_codec 105692 1 snd_ali5451
    ac97_bus 12670 1 snd_ac97_codec
    snd_pcm 80890 2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_ali5451
    snd_page_alloc 14230 1 snd_pcm
    snd_seq_midi 13132 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_rawmidi 25114 1 snd_seq_midi
    powernow_k7 13369 0
    snd_seq 51280 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
    psmouse 81065 0
    snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
    snd_timer 24411 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    serio_raw 13031 0
    pcmcia 39544 0
    snd 56485 11 snd_ac97_codec,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmi di,snd_seq_device,snd_ali5451
    parport_pc 27504 1
    soundcore 12600 1 snd
    shpchp 32129 0
    yenta_socket 27095 0
    i2c_ali15x3 12815 0
    pcmcia_rsrc 18191 1 yenta_socket
    i2c_ali1535 12745 0
    mac_hid 13037 0
    lp 13299 0
    pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,pcmcia_rsrc,yenta_socket
    parport 40753 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
    pata_acpi 12886 0
    radeon 875105 2
    i2c_algo_bit 13197 1 radeon
    ttm 71289 1 radeon
    firewire_ohci 35292 0
    drm_kms_helper 47545 1 radeon
    8139too 23071 0
    firewire_core 61718 1 firewire_ohci
    drm 228489 4 ttm,drm_kms_helper,radeon
    pata_ali 13562 2
    crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
    ati_agp 13177 1
    video 18894 0
    8139cp 26557 0
    floppy 55441 0

    sudo modprobe -rv psmouse
    sudo modprobe -v psmouse


    Didn't change anything.

    I had the same problem with ubuntu linux krrnel the I installed liquorix kernel and it worked
    I'm sorry, but I don't know anything about installing kernels. Therefore I don't understand your hint.

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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    Quote Originally Posted by tobias5 View Post
    Enabling "Legacy USB" didn't change anything.
    ..and it isn't detected in "xinput" either. So -
    Quote Originally Posted by varunendra View Post
    Can you confirm if the mouse still works well elsewhere?
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    Re: PS2 mouse not working

    Can you confirm if the mouse still works well elsewhere?
    Yes. The mouse works perfectly with a Win Vista computer (I tried some minutes ago). Until recently I used the mouse with a Win 2000 computer. The problem can't lie with the mouse. I've already tried three different PS2 mice without sucess. Do you consider it wise to repeat these tests you posted with all of them?


    Edit: To verify if the PS2 connection is working, I plugged a PS2-keyboard in. The keyboard is working - no problem with Lubuntu. However, the "xinput"-result isn't any different. Does that information help?
    Last edited by tobias5; October 13th, 2013 at 03:35 PM.

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