usb mouse stopped working.

my usb mouse stopped working,what should i do ?

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marietto2008Asked:
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Ryan_KemptCommented:
Buy a new one.
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TeRReFCommented:
:-)

If you're sure it's not broken you should start by telling us what has been changed in your configuration.
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marietto2008Author Commented:
i don't know. i know that the mouse pointer doesn't make a move anymore under KDE,but it works out of it.
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TeRReFCommented:
Try this as root:

create this file with your favorite editor:
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/killmouse

And add this to it:

#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/killall moused


Save it and do:
chmod 555 /usr/local/etc/rc.d/killmouse

Then edit this file:
/etc/rc.conf

and add this line to it:
killmouse_enable="YES"

Reboot and see if the mouse works. If not, reverse the steps.
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marietto2008Author Commented:
mouse doesn't works. steps reversed.


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TeRReFCommented:
What does the mouse section of your xorg.conf file look like?

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
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marietto2008Author Commented:
there are no files under /etc/X11 folder.
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TeRReFCommented:
Type
man Xorg

and look for the -configure option...
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marietto2008Author Commented:
but why 3 days ago mouse working good and now it doesn't anymore ? btw can you be more detailed ? how can i configure Xorg manually ? Thanks.
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TeRReFCommented:
Maybe your mouse is broken (partially) or something has changed in your configuration. I can't think of another reason.

How much more detailed do you want it? You will need to generate a xorg.conf first and can edit that file later. Just take the time to read the man page. It has all the information you need (and more).
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marietto2008Author Commented:
thanks.
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braindigitalisCommented:
Check that nothing has killed the usbd process, or is preventing it from (re)loading. This process is responsible for associating usb devices with /dev entries. It could also be possible that during some sort of upgrade that usbd's config file (usbd.conf) has been changed.
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