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Mouse stop working in fedora 26

asked 2017-10-29 04:14:52 -0500

Haiderkhalid94 gravatar image

am new to fedora and Linux in general, i was using Ubuntu 17.10 before switching to Fedora 26, and i was able to solve this issue by typing the command.

sudo rmmod usbhid & modprobe usbhid

Even i don't know what it's mean but it works. In Fedora it returns for rmmod usbhid the following:

rmmod: ERROR: Module usbhid is builtin.

and when i type modinfo usbhid i get:

modinfo: ERROR: Module usbhid not found.

so is there any solution to get my mouse back to work.

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Hi, While the mouse is still working try lsmod | grep -i usb I don't have any usbhid module, but a btusb which states description: Generic Bluetooth USB driver ver 0.8 maybe you need to update your command to

sudo rmmod btusb & modprobe btusb


casep gravatar imagecasep ( 2017-10-30 06:41:14 -0500 )edit

As the error message states, in Fedora the usbhid module is builtin, so you can't reload it. I don't know why the btusb module is relevant at all here. I assume this is a normal USB mouse.

In a terminal as root, run journalctl -fa and plug in the mouse. See if there are any relevant messages. Also, look in /proc/bus/input/devices and see if the mouse is listed there.

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2017-10-31 19:26:05 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-02-08 11:21:45 -0500

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I had mouse issues on fedora prior to version 28. Install Fedora 28/29. I am currently running Fedora29 and everything works, even fingerprint reader.

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answered 2019-02-07 00:20:22 -0500

#xinput --list

And check the id of the mouse pointer (master and salve if exists)

#xinput enable <id>

Enable all the pointers Then see if its solved. Thank you.

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answered 2017-10-31 16:39:25 -0500

Haiderkhalid94 gravatar image

updated 2017-10-31 16:41:18 -0500

i tried the command rmmod btusb it dose not give any error but don't work either, the mouse still not moving. however the outputs from the command lsmod is the following:

btusb                  45056  0
btrtl                  16384  1 btusb
btbcm                  16384  1 btusb
rtsx_usb_ms            20480  0
btintel                16384  1 btusb
bluetooth             516096  32 btrtl,btintel,bnep,btbcm,rfcomm,ath3k,btusb
memstick               16384  1 rtsx_usb_ms
rtsx_usb_sdmmc         28672  0
mmc_core              139264  1 rtsx_usb_sdmmc
rtsx_usb               20480  2 rtsx_usb_sdmmc,rtsx_usb_ms

maybe it help for any other solution!

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