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[funtoo current desktop] New install, pb with mouse



I have a new laptop DELL Inspiron 353542.


It rebbot with new kernel (gentoo-sources-3.18.1) in x86_64 bits mode


It start install X, and it can launch but mouse not active,


grep -i mouse /var/log/Xorg.0.log give

[   513.758] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[   513.758] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   513.771] (==) intel(0): Silken mouse enabled
[   513.950] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Mouse0'
[   513.950] (**) Mouse0: always reports core events
[   513.950] (**) evdev: Mouse0: Device: "/dev/input/event1"
[   513.950] (--) evdev: Mouse0: Vendor 0 Product 0x1
[   513.950] (--) evdev: Mouse0: Found keys
[   513.950] (II) evdev: Mouse0: Configuring as keyboard
[   513.950] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: KEYBOARD, id 6)
[   523.275] (II) evdev: Mouse0: Close

When I plug an USB mouse cursor work.



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For resize the partition, I download SystemRescueCD (4.4.1)

After booting with it and do "startx" I have the graphical interface but the same issue too.

The internal mouse of my notebook didn't work.

When I plug a USB mouse, it work.


I re-install my funtoo.

I'm in the step

emerge -aev @system.


After this I do the kernel and grub install.

After this I do the xorg/x11 install, and continue to report here.


I think that the problem is

"evdev: Mouse0: Configuring as keyboard"

in Xorg.log

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I vaugely recall Dell laptops sometimes had the odd issue with trackpads etc. I had to google this one...

A quick with "linux synaptic DELL Inspiron" found the following url: Ubuntu Bug 1305522

From my experience, Dell's track record with linux tends to be hit/miss. I'm not familiar with Dell laptop models, so I can't say for certain if the driver issue is your problem.


Maybe this will point you in the right direction.


Good Luck :)

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The link in ubuntu bugtracker can not help me

Their solution is installing a new kernel (3.16), but my kernel is newer (3



After reducing INPUT_DEVICES to "evdev synaptics"; I do


emerge -ev @system

emerge -aDNuv @world

emerge -av xorg-x11 xterm xclock twm xinit


In my /etc/portage/package.use I have

x11-apps/xinit -minimal


But the issue is not resolved

Always no mouse

I try to install openbox and fluxbox and report here when mouse can work

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