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by Guido Socher (homepage)
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Guido really likes it when a computer is tailored to his needs
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LF Tip: USB mice and laptops
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Section "ServerFlags" Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" EndSectionThe X-server can handle the adding and removal of a usb mouse without any problems. However it has to be able to open the software device (in /dev) at startup. The problem is that most distributions have the usb mouse compiled as a module. In other words it is loaded only when you plug in the mouse. To solve this you need to force load those modules even if there is no mouse connected at startup.
# put this into an init script e.g # /etc/rc.d/rc.local for fedora or # /etc/conf.d/local.start for gentoo or .... # load the kernel modules needed for a usb mouse even if there # is no mouse connected yet: modprobe hid modprobe input modprobe mousedevThat's all.
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