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On my laptop, VidaLinux defaults to using the touchpad. Plugging in an external mouse doesn't seem to register at all, even with a reboot. Is there any way that I ...
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    On my laptop, VidaLinux defaults to using the touchpad. Plugging in an external mouse doesn't seem to register at all, even with a reboot. Is there any way that I can use the external mouse? I've tried PS2 and USB mice

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    You will probably need to edit the configuration file for the graphics console: /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Scroll down through that file and find a line reading something like "Section InputDevice". You may see some comments about an input device "mice" that can work with a second pointing device.
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    Dragonmantank, could you post the input devices of your Xorg.conf? I know someone who has problems with his touchpad - could be a real help .

    To answer your question: you need to setup X accordingly. You can use more than one input device .
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    Quote Originally Posted by borromini
    Dragonmantank, could you post the input devices of your Xorg.conf? I know someone who has problems with his touchpad - could be a real help .

    To answer your question: you need to setup X accordingly. You can use more than one input device .
    Here is my xorg.conf file (unedited for two mice):

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
    	Driver      "kbd"
    	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
    	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier  "Mouse0"
    	Driver      "mouse"
    	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection

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