Re: Problems installing numeric keypad



In article <Lr-dnaZv7JQzv2rfRVn-jg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Troubled Tony <tt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Andrew Pinheiro <amzp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have a 12" iBook G4 1.2GHz, and I'm having problems getting a USB
> > numeric keypad to work.
> >
> > The keypad works just fine if I log in under the root account, but if I
> > log in under either of my regular user accounts, the mouse freezes as
> > soon as I get past the log-in window. If I unplug the keypad, the mouse
> > works again.
> >
> > I've tried removing all of my 3rd party extensions, preference panes,
> > etc., and have even started up both accounts in Safe Boot mode, but the
> > keypad will not work unless I'm in the root account.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
>
> Find the /dev entry and check that its permissions
> aren't locked down to root.

That just went right over my head. How do I do this?
>
> Check the log files for anything too.
>
> Did you install it as root, as opposed to entering the admin passwd?

There's nothing to install... I just plug the keypad into a USB port.
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