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- Join Date
- Jun 2006
xorg.conf PS/2 mouse issue
I got burned out on SUSE and installed slackware 11. I've been having 2 problems though, getting my mouse to work and configuring my Ethernet.
For a while I had the mouse functioning with just 2 buttons (using the sata kernel) without being able to use the scroll wheel.
I decided to reinstall Slackware so I could put the 2.6x kernel in. Now I can't seem to get my mouse to work at all? I searched the forums here and implemented many suggestions to no avail. The weird thing is that I often run Backtrack 2.0 and the mouse functions flawlessly. Backtrack is a live cd based on slackware. I saved the xorg.conf file from backtrack rebooted to regular slackware and used joe to edit the input devices area of etc/X11/xorg.conf. The input device settings that work for backtrack are not working for slackware?
This is my PS/2 mouse:
Identifier “Mouse 1”
Option “Protocol “Auto” # Auto detect
Option “Device” “/dev/mouse”
Option “”ZaxisMapping” “4 5 6 7”
The above is what my xorg.config currently says. This works just fine with backtrack? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
# PS/2 mouse support:
# The default options when the psmouse module is loaded will completely
# break the mouse if you change consoles with several models of KVM
# switches. So, it is listed in the blacklist here and is loaded in
# /etc/rc.d/rc.modules using "/sbin/modprobe psmouse proto=imps", which
# is a more basic protocol that is less likely to cause problems with
# the mouse. If you'd rather use the kernel default options, just
# comment out the line below. If you'd rather choose your own options,
# leave the line below alone and edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to use the
# options you want with the "psmouse" module.
You could load the module from the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, if it is problematic loading it at boot.