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I'm a rather new user to the Linux world, I have been using Ubuntu for a few months, and recently decided to try Slackware. Not wanting to commit to anything, ...
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- 10-30-2007 #1
Mouse unresponsive under X
Not wanting to commit to anything, I set up a virtual machine with MS Virtual Machine 2004 on my Windows PC to test Slackware 12.
I did a full install, with xfce as the default window manager, as I liked the look of it from Xubuntu, and when I type startx, everything goes fine... until I try to use my mouse...
I have tried to setup the mouse using mouseconfig and xorgconfig (advice I found on a previous thread) as a Generic PS/2, Microsoft PS/2 Intellimouse (the actual mouse I have) and even copying the settings from my Mandrake 9.1 xorg.conf file (also running under MS Virtual Machine). None of these approaches seems to work.
I tested the mouse in KDE by booting to runlevel 4, but still no luck.
I would appreciate any help offered, as googling for 'slackware configure mouse' and variants just brings up mouseconfig and xorgconfig
- 11-01-2007 #2
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- Aug 2004
Here is my relevant section for the mouse in Slack 12. I have a 3 button usb mouse. I made some manual edits. Everything that begins with # is termed as commented out, and will not be read by xorg.conf. This should work for you no matter what mouse you use.
# Identifier and driver
# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:
# Option "Protocol" "Auto"
# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"
# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.
# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"
# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
# Option "ChordMiddle"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
# The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
# Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"