mouse not woorking (solved)

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mouse not woorking (solved)

Post#1 by gnimmelf » 21 Feb 2013, 18:04

Hi there
ive been using bodhi and peppermint for a while, but would like to try out the new 2.0 portheus!
I tried the old version but couldnt get i to save changes, so i dropped it.

ive installed 2.0 unto a usb using Unetbootin. but the mouse, and maybe the keyboard, doesnt load on boot? the curser is just in the center of the screen, frosen :(
nothing possible.
ive tried all options kde, lxde and so on.

im using an old HPpaviliondv9000, and i havent tried this problem before, with other distros.

what to do?

kind regards Gnimmelf
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Re: mouse not woorking

Post#2 by fanthom » 21 Feb 2013, 19:59

@gnimmelf
i think you are booting from kernel different than porteus one.
please boot to text mode -> login as root -> run 'uname -r' -> run 'ls /lib/modules' and check if strings matches.
if yes then please run 'psinfo' command and save generated report on your stick -> boot to other OS -> upload report to pastebin.com and post URL here for a review.

if strings does not match then unetbootin did installation incorrectly and i would suggest you using our native installer.
instructions are here:
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Re: mouse not woorking

Post#3 by gnimmelf » 22 Feb 2013, 16:33

hi there

tried to use native installer, that didnt help, same problem. mouse not responding/working.

the other process
please boot to text mode -> login as root -> run 'uname -r' -> run 'ls /lib/modules' and check if strings matches
was to complicated for me. console responded with "no such command" or something in that maner. :%)

i think i will try on my desktop. maybe its an error in my laptop (the dvd drive doesnt work either)
to bad though..... it would have been nice to try on the laptop :unknown:

thanks for trying to help though :good:

kind regards gnimmelf

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Re: mouse not woorking

Post#4 by francois » 22 Feb 2013, 16:50

Just try the command this way:

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root@porteus:~# uname -r
3.4.4-porteus
root@porteus:~#
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Re: mouse not woorking

Post#5 by gnimmelf » 22 Feb 2013, 22:26

ok tried it

uname-r gave "3.7.8 - porteus"

and

ls /lib/modules gave "3.7.1 - porteus"

is this usefull? :pardon:

kindly gnimmelf

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Re: mouse not woorking

Post#6 by Ahau » 22 Feb 2013, 23:14

Hi gnimmelf,

yes, this is helpful. Since the two versions do not match, it shows that you are booting the correct kernel for Porteus 2.0 final, but the data that is being used with it is from Porteus 2.0 RC1. You must have another installation of Porteus floating around on this computer or flash drive somewhere (an earlier install through unetbootin, perhaps?).

Whenever porteus starts up, it searches for the data to load and it starts with the lower numbered drives/partitions and works up.

The easiest solution for you would be to delete the other porteus installation. Then, the new data will be found and used, and you'll be all set.

It is perfectly possible to have two installations of Porteus on the same device, but you need to update your bootloader config file to use the "from=" cheatcode so that Porteus knows where the correct data is to use located. You should have a line that reads something like "append initrd=initrd.xz changes=/porteus". To this, you would add, "from=/mnt/sdXY/path/to/porteus", where "sdXY" is the device and partition where your Porteus 2.0 final data is installed, and /path/to/ is the path to the folder "porteus" inside which you'll have the folders "base" "modules" "optional" "rootcopy" and so forth. An example from my boot config: "from=/mnt/sdb2/P64/porteus"
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Re: mouse not woorking

Post#7 by gnimmelf » 23 Feb 2013, 10:46

thanks Worked like a charm :D
now im up and running and fast to :Yahoo!:

a little problem arised though.

im used to use this comand

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc
to decide witch distro is going to own the bootloader.
now i lost my boddhi install, and porteus owns the loader. how can i get the loader to read both distros? so i can choose between them?

kindly gnimmelf

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Re: mouse not woorking (solved)

Post#8 by francois » 01 Mar 2013, 21:48

Are you able to boot bodhi now? Is this still an installation from unetbootin?

A) If it is an installation with unetbootin on your windows disk you may try easybcd:
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
http://old.slax.org/forum.php?action=vi ... ntID=48540

B) For a usb or hdd install:

Here is an example of menu.lst for bodhi, according to the following link, post 6:
http://forums.bodhilinux.com/index.php? ... o-menulst/

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title Bodhi Linux
uuid d9416d3d-60bc-4d3e-bba7-bc4f7bc7b974
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-28-generic root=UUID=d9416d3d-60bc-4d3e-bba7-bc4f7bc7b974 ro quiet splash
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-28-generic
However it has to be modified according to your installation. Please find 1) the right linux entry for vmlinuz and initrd.img, 2) blkid and 3) the structure of your usb key or hdd (as examples here are some of my data, yours will be different):

1) look in the /boot of the partition on which is bodhi (fdisk -l, that follows will give the structure of your disk)

2) use command blkid:

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root@porteus:~# blkid
/dev/sda1: LABEL="System" UUID="289C7CB19C7C7AE0" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda2: LABEL="TI30846800A" UUID="DE62838A628365DD" TYPE="ntfs" 
/dev/sda5: LABEL="porteus-slax" UUID="50edcee1-f9da-40ea-a91d-f969a784d748" TYPE="ext2" 
/dev/sda6: LABEL="crunchbang" UUID="3f3e5c6f-ddb4-4134-a886-f6cdf0e082eb" TYPE="ext4" 
...
3)

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root@porteus:~# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 128.0 GB, 128035676160 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 15566 cylinders, total 250069680 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf6c5ce6c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048     3074047     1536000   27  Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda2         3074048   117442559    57184256    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3       117442560   250068991    66313216    5  Extended
/dev/sda5       117444608   159387647    20971520   83  Linux
/dev/sda6       159389696   220977151    30793728   83  Linux
/dev/sda7       220979200   246145023    12582912   83  Linux
/dev/sda8       246147072   250068991     1960960   82  Linux swap
root@porteus:~# 
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