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Old 05-09-2004, 11:27 PM   #1
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xf86 cfg ??


when booting I have the error "cant find core pointer" refering to my mouse..I get dumped to command prompt type start x again and it loads no prob what gives?? here is the section from xcfg
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 05-10-2004, 05:33 PM   #2
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Can you please post the section "Server Layout" from XF86Config so that we can see which mouse is configured as CorePointer.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:53 PM   #3
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Plus, could you tell us what type of mouse you are using? That would help too.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 02:34 AM   #4
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I have a Gericom Hummer with inbuild Synaptics touchpad and an Zitech USB optical mouse.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 05:50 AM   #5
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Okay, don't know anything about the touchpad configuration but I use a logitech usb optical wheel mouse and here is what works for me in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:20 AM   #6
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Really, we can't go further without the "Server Layout" section of XF86Config, to see which of these configurations X is actually trying to use, or if it's trying to use some non-existant mouse/touchpad/trackball for "corepointer".....
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:02 AM   #7
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ok here it is thanx why 2mice ??its just a reg old logitech scroll ps/2

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection
 
Old 05-11-2004, 08:16 AM   #8
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OK, you're using a wheel mouse? The problem is most likely that the first device listed, "Configured Mouse" is the identifier for a two-button mouse that does not exist (most likely also because the device /dev/psaux does not exist either).

Remove that setting (or comment it out with a "#" and just leave the "Generic Mouse", which should be your actual wheel mouse, from the settings), so that the server layout looks like this:
Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Generic Mouse"
EndSection
Restart your X server and your mouse should be found. You could also look in /dev/input/mice to confirm that this device exists before changing the settings.... and I don't see why you would need to have "Emulate 3 buttons" set to on, since ImPS/2 and ZAxisMapping used together enable the wheel (which is the third button if pressed instead of scrolled).

Hope this helps.
 
  


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