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I have a mandrake linux 10.0 box setup as a kiosk. X starts on bootup, icewm is started, the user is logged in, and opera starts automatically. But after a ...
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    Delay before mouse responds


    I have a mandrake linux 10.0 box setup as a kiosk. X starts on bootup, icewm is started, the user is logged in, and opera starts automatically.
    But after a fresh boot, the mouse cursor doesn't respond right away. You have to jiggle the mouse around for about 5 seconds before the cursor responds. It's as if the OS or X doesn't recognize the mouse until it moves.
    The input device section of XFree86Config file is:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "Auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    and this line is in the ServerLayout section
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"

    The mouse is a logitech 3 button optical wheel mouse on the USB port.
    How do I eliminate this delay? It makes people think the machine is broken and they walk away.
    Thanks.

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    I don't know if this will help you or not, but this is my entry in SUSE 9.2.

    I have the same exact mouse that you do, except I use mine with a ps/2 adapter due to the KVM switch.

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    don't ask why it says 7 buttons, that part was generated by SUSE. The only thing I modified was the ZAxisMapping
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