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Old 07-02-2004, 12:44 AM   #1
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Adding 2nd mouse to SuSE 9.0

I am trying to add a USB Track ball to run at the same time as my intelimouse in SuSE 9.0. I have read the second mouse in X howto and I understand how and why things need to be configured. What I cannot seem to find is the correct config file to edit. In /ect/X11 I first tried XF89config with no results. There are 5 files all starting with XF86config but end with variations with YaST and sax. Then I decided to switch mice in YaST and see which file changed. I could not find any that changed when the mouse was switched but I did find examples of one mouse or the other in different config files. Both mice work perfectly when configured by YaST but not at the same time. I did try Knoppix and it ran both mice at the same time automatically. Has anyone successfully done this and how.
Old 07-02-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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You can look at the logs to find out which config-file your x-server uses. Look at /var/log/XFree86.0.log or /var/log/Xorg.0.log if you're using, and locate a line that says something like this:

(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/something"
Your config-file is probably XF86config or XF86Config-4.
Old 07-05-2004, 01:45 AM   #3
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I checked the SuSE forums and found nothing, then I thought, this is SuSE, it has a UI for almost everything, so I went to YaST, Hardware, Graphics card and monitor, and then mouse and there was the button to add another mouse. Works perfectly now. It was there, just a little hard to find.


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