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I installed slackware 10 the other day, and everything is working except internet, and my mouse. the mouse is an older microsoft intellimouse optical, with an optional PS/2 adapter. Right ...
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    MS intellimouse optical problems


    I installed slackware 10 the other day, and everything is working except internet, and my mouse.

    the mouse is an older microsoft intellimouse optical, with an optional PS/2 adapter. Right now im using it as ps/2.

    The problem is the mouse doesnt work. My xorg.conf is fine, i changed /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mice, and i also added the ZAxisMapping comment.

    however, when i cat /dev/input/mice, it replies that there is no such device.

    little help here

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    try this either
    Code:
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    or
    Code:
    Option "Protocol"    "auto"
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    Re: MS intellimouse optical problems

    Quote Originally Posted by o4_srt

    however, when i cat /dev/input/mice, it replies that there is no such device.

    little help here
    that is usually used with two mice like on a laptop.
    Here is my config on my laptop make a copy of you origional xorg then cut an past this in the mouse section and see if it fixes it.
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
    Option "ZaxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    This works on my laptop and it works on my desktop even though I have one mouse on my desktop
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