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    serial mouse

    I have a computer with serial mouse,I have installed slackware 10 but the mouse doesen't work on Xwindows(KDE),how can I make it work?

  2. #2
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    May 2004
    Probably the device shown in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf is not correct for your mouse. In that file, in the "Section InputDevice" for the mouse, if it thinks the mouse is at /dev/ttyS0 or ttyS1, change it to agree with where your mouse is. It might be looking for the mouse through the symbolic link of /dev/mouse. If you do
    # ln -l /dev/mouse
    you will see what real device /dev/mouse points to. If it's different from where your mouse really is, delete the file/dev/mouse and make a new symbolic link. For example, if your mouse is on ttyS0 (same as com1):
    ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/mouse
    After either change, log out of X windows and log back in for the changes to take effect.
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