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Old 12-01-2003, 07:32 PM   #1
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Microsoft Intelli Mouse PS/2 - USB


I have Mandrake Linux 9.2 and I accidently unplugged my mouse. I restarted since it didnt work when I plugged it back in. So i rebooted and got a little configuration mouse settings setup, I set up my mouse like I did when I installed Linux, and I get into Linux. Now I can't move my mouse or do anything!!

Any tips??

Thanks alot!
 
Old 12-01-2003, 07:36 PM   #2
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you can edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file so that the mouse section looks like this:


Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

This should do it.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 07:38 PM   #3
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.... how do i do that..? lol im a n00b
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:05 PM   #4
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in a term, try these commands to see what editor(s) you have:
nano
pico
jpico

lets say you have pico installed. Do this in order, in a terminal
su -
enter root password
pico -w /etc/X11/XF86Config (substitute "pico" with whatever of the 3 above commands worked)

this will bring the file up. Scroll down until you see the Mouse1 section.
edit the section as above, then hit Ctl+X, then Y, then Enter.

Log out and restart X.

If you don't have any of the 3 above editors installed, you can edit the file with Xedit. Just do (from command line)
su -
enter root password
xedit /etc/X11/XF86Config

be VERY careful you don't change anything accidently using an X text editor.

if you're still lost/confused post back.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:24 PM   #5
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before you posted that reply i tried editing the file to what you said... instead of having /etc/X11/XF86Config i have /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 .. hmmm? i tried editing that, but it said i did not have acess to it and saving it was denied
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:40 PM   #6
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you'll need to be root to save changes to the config file.

there's probably a graphical X configure program in mandrake. I'm going to hit their website and take a peek. I'll post more in a few

maybe a mandrake user can pop in and help as well?
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:43 PM   #7
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Mandrake Control Center --> XFDrake
this is a GUI Xfree configurator-gizmo-thingy
I would try going through it and see what I has to say about mouse setup.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:44 PM   #8
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also, i use "Konsole" for a terminal, is that alright? Because everytime i type that in it says no file/command found

thanks for all your help!!!
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:46 PM   #9
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how do i get to the XFDrake?
 
Old 12-01-2003, 08:48 PM   #10
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Quote:
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how do i get to the XFDrake?
somewhere in your main menu there should be a link to Mandrake Control Center. XFDrake is a module you can select from there
 
Old 12-01-2003, 09:10 PM   #11
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oh yeah, i know what you are talking about.. only thing is the way it was made you need a mouse to click the buttons!! instead of being able to browse your way through the buttons with your keyboard!! lol!!
 
  


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