PS/2 connected mouse does not work

Bug #91330 reported by Manuel Cabrera on 2007-03-11
6
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
Low
Cesare Tirabassi

Bug Description

I have a ps/2 mouse and it dont work
the file xorg.conf is ok, but the mouse do not move

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Mar 11 03:53:32 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Uname: Linux linux 2.6.20-9-generic #2 SMP Mon Feb 26 03:01:44 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :

I assume the mouse is plugged in?
Seriously, we need more info to see what the cause of this is:
Have you checked that in /proc/interrupts your mouse is set and configured correctly?
Is the relevant module loaded (cat /proc/modules | grep psmouse)?
Is any relevant error/warning reported in the xorg log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log)?
Can you cut and paste here the relevant InputDevice and the ServerLayout sections of your xorg.conf?

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-mouse:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info

I have a computer pentium III of 750mhz.

I love ubuntu, and I have three Hard disks.
in the number one (disk) I have ubuntu 6. 10 and it´s ok.
in the Second Hard disk I have Kubuntu 6.10 and It´s ok too.
I installed ubuntu 7.04 , (for to test) but it doesn´t work ( the mouse)
I have Feisty-Fawn herd 1, herd 2 herd 3 herd 4 and now herd 5 but my mouse
don´t work in any versions (of ubuntu 7.04). I had test with kubuntu
7.04but the problem persist.
my mouse is PS/2. (Genius).

I am ubuntu user from ubuntu 5.04 and my computer don´t have problem.
I have checked the xorg.conf file and it´s ok
I have changed the mouse for Serial Mouse ang nothing of nothing.

Thank you.

2007/3/11, Cesare Tirabassi <email address hidden>:
>
> I assume the mouse is plugged in?
> Seriously, we need more info to see what the cause of this is:
> Have you checked that in /proc/interrupts your mouse is set and configured
> correctly?
> Is the relevant module loaded (cat /proc/modules | grep psmouse)?
> Is any relevant error/warning reported in the xorg log file
> (/var/log/Xorg.0.log)?
> Can you cut and paste here the relevant InputDevice and the ServerLayout
> sections of your xorg.conf?
>
> --
> my mouse dont work
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/91330
>

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     ___________________________

             Manuel A.Cabrera L.
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Try adding the following line to /etc/modules:
psmouse

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-mouse:
assignee: nobody → norsetto
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :

I confirm that there is something fishy about the mouse behaviour in 2.6.20.
The kernel FAQ (http://kerneltrap.org/node/2199) doesn't unfortunately cover this case.
If I plug in my mouse through a USB->PS/2 adapter the mouse is not detected by the kernel. Instead I get a Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0 !?

@Manuel: can you please type dmesg | grep input in the console and tell me what you see? Let me know if you don know how to do it.

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) wrote :

I have spoken too early. My mouse with an USB->PS/2 adapter do not work in other OSs too.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
status: Confirmed → Needs Info

Than you Cesare Tirabassi
When I typed dmesg | grep input in the console tell me :

33.091260 input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0

     ___________________________

             Manuel A.Cabrera L.
     ___________________________

Manuel Cabrera (manuelcabreral) wrote :

I don´t know how to do it.

2007/3/11, Onkar Shinde <email address hidden>:
>
> ** Changed in: xserver-xorg-input-mouse (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: None => xserver-xorg-input-mouse
>
> --
> my mouse dont work
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/91330
>

--

     ___________________________

             Manuel A.Cabrera L.
     ___________________________

Manuel Cabrera (manuelcabreral) wrote :

I don´t know how to do it:
Sourcepackagename: xserver-xorg-input-mouse => linux-source-2.6.20 ???

Thank you for your response

2007/3/15, Cesare Tirabassi <email address hidden>:
>
> ** Changed in: xserver-xorg-input-mouse (Ubuntu)
> Sourcepackagename: xserver-xorg-input-mouse => linux-source-2.6.20
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Cesare Tirabassi
> Status: Needs Info => Confirmed
>
> --
> my mouse dont work
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/91330
>

--

     ___________________________

             Manuel A.Cabrera L.
     ___________________________

Manuel Cabrera (manuelcabreral) wrote :

I did watch that when the system is inicialiting
if I typed F2 in the secreen tell me:
"unable create db file /dev/.udev/db/input/mice no such file or directory"
 I think that it is relationated with the problem of the mosue:

I remenber that :
the xorg.conf is ok
the hard disk is ok
my mouse is Genius Ps2
board GFXCEL
Pentium III of 750 Mhz.
I installed ubuntu 4 or 5 times and the mouse don´t work
with ubuntu 6,10 , kubuntu 6.10 is ok

 2007/3/15, Cesare Tirabassi <email address hidden>:
>
> I have spoken too early. My mouse with an USB->PS/2 adapter do not work
> in other OSs too.
>
> ** Changed in: linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Needs Info
>
> --
> my mouse dont work
> https://launchpad.net/bugs/91330
>

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     ___________________________

             Manuel A.Cabrera L.
     ___________________________

Manuel,

could you execute this command in your home directory :

udevinfo -e > udev.info

and then send me the file udev.info (which you will find in your home directory)?

Also, I'm still waiting to receive the information I requested in my first email. Without these information I have no visibility of what is going on in your PC and I'm totally unable to help you.
If you don know how to provide this information, please ask me and I will try to help you.

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Thank you Cersare

the instructions "Sourcepackagename: None => xserver-xorg-input-mouse",
"Sourcepackagename: xserver-xorg-input-mouse => linux-source-2.6.20"
I don´t know how to does it.
With The Instruction "dmesg | grep input"
 I got "33.091260 input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as
/class/input/input0 "

With "udevinfo -e > udev.info" I got The file attachment

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             Manuel A.Cabrera L.
     ___________________________

P: /block/fd0
N: fd0

P: /block/hdb
N: hdb
S: cdrom
S: cdrw
S: dvd
S: dvdrw
S: disk/by-id/ata-HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H10A_64E7AFCA2E8C
S: disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-0:1
E: ID_CDROM=1
E: ID_CDROM_CD_R=1
E: ID_CDROM_CD_RW=1
E: ID_CDROM_DVD=1
E: ID_CDROM_DVD_R=1
E: ID_CDROM_DVD_RAM=1
E: ID_CDROM_MRW=1
E: ID_CDROM_MRW_W=1
E: ID_CDROM_RAM=1
E: ID_TYPE=cd
E: ID_MODEL=HL-DT-ST_DVDRAM_GSA-H10A
E: ID_SERIAL=64E7AFCA2E8C
E: ID_REVISION=JL02
E: ID_BUS=ata
E: ID_PATH=pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-0:1

P: /block/hdc
N: hdc
S: disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010_0093J2AJC16630
S: disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0
E: ID_TYPE=disk
E: ID_MODEL=SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010
E: ID_SERIAL=0093J2AJC16630
E: ID_REVISION=KH100
E: ID_BUS=ata
E: ID_PATH=pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0

P: /block/hdc/hdc1
N: hdc1
S: disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010_0093J2AJC16630-part1
S: disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0-part1
S: disk/by-uuid/c4cfcd98-02a6-4e9f-bda6-a5cc62a3fc95
E: ID_TYPE=disk
E: ID_MODEL=SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010
E: ID_SERIAL=0093J2AJC16630
E: ID_REVISION=KH100
E: ID_BUS=ata
E: ID_PATH=pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0
E: ID_FS_USAGE=filesystem
E: ID_FS_TYPE=ext3
E: ID_FS_VERSION=1.0
E: ID_FS_UUID=c4cfcd98-02a6-4e9f-bda6-a5cc62a3fc95
E: ID_FS_LABEL=
E: ID_FS_LABEL_SAFE=

P: /block/hdc/hdc2
N: hdc2
S: disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010_0093J2AJC16630-part2
S: disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0-part2
E: ID_TYPE=disk
E: ID_MODEL=SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010
E: ID_SERIAL=0093J2AJC16630
E: ID_REVISION=KH100
E: ID_BUS=ata
E: ID_PATH=pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0

P: /block/hdc/hdc5
N: hdc5
S: disk/by-id/ata-SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010_0093J2AJC16630-part5
S: disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0-part5
S: disk/by-uuid/8677b5ac-5cc1-4bc5-9da4-d97ebd5b67cd
E: ID_TYPE=disk
E: ID_MODEL=SAMSUNG_SV0432A_010
E: ID_SERIAL=0093J2AJC16630
E: ID_REVISION=KH100
E: ID_BUS=ata
E: ID_PATH=pci-0000:00:00.1-ide-1:0
E: ID_FS_USAGE=other
E: ID_FS_TYPE=swap
E: ID_FS_VERSION=2
E: ID_FS_UUID=8677b5ac-5cc1-4bc5-9da4-d97ebd5b67cd
E: ID_FS_LABEL=
E: ID_FS_LABEL_SAFE=

P: /block/ram0
N: ram0

P: /block/ram1
N: ram1

P: /block/ram10
N: ram10

P: /block/ram11
N: ram11

P: /block/ram12
N: ram12

P: /block/ram13
N: ram13

P: /block/ram14
N: ram14

P: /block/ram15
N: ram15

P: /block/ram2
N: ram2

P: /block/ram3
N: ram3

P: /block/ram4
N: ram4

P: /block/ram5
N: ram5

P: /block/ram6
N: ram6

P: /block/ram7
N: ram7

P: /block/ram8
N: ram8

P: /block/ram9
N: ram9

P: /class/drm/card0
N: dri/card0

P: /class/input/input0/event0
N: input/event0
E: ID_SERIAL=noserial

P: /class/input/input0/mouse0
N: input/mouse0

P: /class/input/input0/ts0
N: input/ts0
E: ID_SERIAL=noserial

P: /class/input/input1/event1
N: input/event1
S: input/by-path/platform-i8042-serio-0-event-kbd
E: ID_C...

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Hi Cesare, based on the fact that it doesn't work in other OSs, I'm rejecting this for the moment :)

Where did you get the USB->PS/2 adapter from? Normally these connectors are normally passive (they just change the shape of the plug), the actual computer chip within the mouse is responsible for detecting where it is plugged into a USB, or to a PS/2 protocol socket.

If the mouse wasn't built and supplied with a converter on the end of the cable it won't work as the intelligence is not available within the mouse to be able to speak PS/2 protocol in the first place.

Do you have another mouse that you can try?

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Needs Info → Rejected
Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Sorry, I said 'Cesare' when I meant the original reporter, 'Manuel'.

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