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I'm new to linux. I just finished my first install-decided to go with Slackware 10.2. Someone posted some really good install instructions on bittender, which is the only reason I ...
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- 09-10-2006 #1
Need help with mouse.....xorg.conf or what?
- 09-10-2006 #2
Run "xorgconfig" and choose intellimouse explorer (IMPS/2) as the protocol and leave the default mouse device as /dev/mouse.
- 09-10-2006 #3
you can also:
when you get login propmt login as root.
than type $mouseconfig and change it to IMPS/2
- 09-10-2006 #4
well i tryed both those suggestions, the $mouseconfig doesnt do anything when i enter it, its excepted as a command but thats it. i think it might be a usb problem-when i unplug the mouse the pointer stops moving. i tryed my other (non wireless) usb mouse and it does the same thing. also the mouse is acting like the left button is being pressed, whatever it goes over it opens.
- 09-10-2006 #5
oh, silly me. I got that mouseconfig open and tryed several options and nothing works. when i tryed the imps2 my mouse didnt move at all-this is so typical of my life, everything can be perfect but with one fatal flaw.
- 09-11-2006 #6
just got my touchpad working. anything i can do to fix my mouse in kde?
- 09-11-2006 #7
gave up on the laptop, ill just put suse on that. i decided to install slack on my desktop and it works excellent.except my scroll wheel isn't working, but i'll figure that one out in time.
- 09-11-2006 #8
Option "Buttons" "x"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
in your xorg.conf under the mouse section options
were x is the number of buttons of your mouse
check out this link for further information
- 09-13-2006 #9
hmm. i entered those options and they didn't do anything. was i supposed to put the "#" sign in, cuz i did. and there wasnt just one mouse options category, there were 3 sections- so i put those options where they seemed to fit best, or does it not matter as long as theyre under the mouse area?
- 09-14-2006 #10
# signs are comments and are ignored when the file is read, so you need to remove them. As for the mouse options, you have to put them on the right mouse device section (its usually the one without any # marks). If you don't know which is the default mouse device, just add the options to all sections.