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Old 09-18-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
saksham
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Unhappy Mouse needs to be configured every time I log on.


Hello People,
I am using Suse Linux 9.3 in my laptop. Everything was fine until I configured a new USB wheel mouse. When login screen for linux pops up, neither my touchpad nor my mouse can move the pointer on the screen. For now, I have been opening YaSt and configuring my mouse every time I log on.
I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with a permanent solution.

Cheers!
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:10 AM   #2
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Your problem sounds similar to this:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=363787

Similar, meaning same symptoms different distribution; good luck!
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:48 AM   #3
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Not solved yet.

Thank you for your reply. The first thing written in the forum:

Quote:
You can try this little trick:

Type `ls -la /dev/mouse` in the terminal to find where you mouse is, the output I get is:

When I type ls -la /dev/mouse in my terminal (I tried it as a root too), it says

"/bin/ls: /dev/mouse: No such file or directory"

I don't know how to resolve this problem.

Hoping to hear from you.

Thank you once again.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 10:56 AM   #4
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Make sure your mouse is working at the time you type it.

Also, perhaps the mouse goes by a different name, check the output of ` ls /dev/ `.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:48 PM   #5
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Command I typed:
ls -la /dev/input/mouse
Output I got:
crw------- 1 root root 10, 149 2005-03-19 20:36 /dev/input/mouse

How to open the Xconfig editor in Suse?

I am a complete beginner to linux and want to have everything running smoothly so that I get the incentive to move onto linux from windows.
Hope I will be able to solve this problem.

Cheerio!
 
Old 09-19-2005, 06:44 PM   #6
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Very nice, Linux will treat you much better than Windows will, Linux won't call you stupid ... or at least, it won't assume you are stupid

As for the editor, vi is my editor of choice, it ships with Linux (all of them, AFAIK).

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

is the command to open up the editor with (from the terminal). If you feel more comfortable with a program like Notepad, you could use Kate or KWrite, anything, just open it as root (type su to log in as root) and edit the place described in the linked post.

kate will open Kate and kwrite will open KWrite. Whatever you like Good luck!


Edit: If you wanted to open either graphical editors, you must be in the GUI (KDE, Gnome, or similar) and you must have KDE installed for those two I mentioned. If you only have Gnome, you can go with gnome-text-editor, the commands would look something like this:

# kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# kwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# gnome-text-editor /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The # indicates that you are logged in as root, you don't actually type it, for future reference.

Last edited by flower.Hercules; 09-19-2005 at 06:46 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 07:28 PM   #7
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Thanks a million Flower.Hercules for your really helpful and crystal clear explanation on how to work my way out of this problem
I really appreciate your help. Now, my mouse is running fine and I am successfully using Linux for my CS and EE assignments.

Saksham.
 
  


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