Generic Ps2 Scroll Mouse - Incorrectly Detected.
I am fairly new to Linux so I'm sorry if I've missed something. I have just installed Mandrake 10.1 on my computer.
When I boot up my system and KDE loads up the mouse is not responding. I have a generic PS2 wheel mouse and Mandrake is automatically assigning my mouse the [any PS2 & UBS] driver which does not work.
If I use the keyboard to change the mouses driver settings in mandrake control centre to [Generic PS2 scroll mouse] then the mouse works fine until I reboot at which point my settings changes are lost.
My XF85Config looks like this once I change it from the detected settings.
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
How do I stop Mandrake from overwriting my mouse settings on start up?
Changing permissions does not help
I changed the permissions on /etc/X11/XF86Config but when you save the configuration in drakconf it did this
Mar 7 19:34:39 mousedrake: renamed file /etc/X11/XF86Config to /etc/X11/XF86Config.old
Mar 7 19:34:39 mousedrake: removed files/directories /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Mar 7 19:34:39 mousedrake: symlinked file XF86Config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Mar 7 19:34:39 mousedrake: created file /etc/X11/XF86Config
Mar 7 19:34:42 drakconf.real: modified file /etc/mcc.conf
leaving the old one read only!