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    no mouse movement in x

    i just upgraded to kernel 2.6.10 in slackware 10.1 with kde 3.4.1. when i startx kde comes up fine and i have a mouse pointer but it wont move. i have a generic optical wheel mouse. has anyone else had this problem? ive tried changing my /etc/X11/xorg.config to PS/2 and IMPS/2 and restarting x but still no joy anybody got any other ideas?

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    Yeah ive had a similer problem with X running on Debian. First are you sure all your X settings are correct IE: correct mouse type/connection etc..etc?
    If so did you install the correct modules when you compiled the kernel ?
    If so, (this is what i have to do.) I installed an application called discover,
    When i log in i just open a terminal and run discover while holding down the right hand mouse button and moving it a bit.

    Discover sends a probe to the mouse, so if you move/use it while its looking for it, it should find it. If your stting in X are wrng though this will not work.


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    Nov 2004
    What way do you refer to your mouse in xorg.conf? Is it /dev/input/mice? Have you tried that?

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