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Old 07-09-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mouse pointer is freezing!


Hi, I use Ubuntu on my other computer, which is a Dell Dimension C521, using an ordinary Dell mouse. Once in a while, the mouse will freeze. This has happened before on an older version of Ubuntu, and I just un-plugged and then plugged in the mouse, and it started working again. But since I got Fiesty Fawn (think thats what it's called), it's been more of a hassle. I tried un-plugging the mouse and then plugging it back in, but it still does not work. I don't want to go back to the old version (Dapper Drake) of Ubuntu, so please help!
 
Old 07-09-2007, 11:51 PM   #2
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Try changing protocol in /etc/x11/xorg.conf to "auto". Make sure you can restore the original without using a mouse if this fails - your mouse will then more than likely be completely paralyzed until xorg.conf is restored to its original condition. You can simply make a copy and then, should the mouse really be "dead", log into gnome, press alt+f2 and type "gnome-terminal", after which you can move the original file back from the command line.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 11:57 PM   #3
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Try changing protocol in /etc/x11/xorg.conf to "auto". Make sure you can restore the original without using a mouse if this fails - your mouse will then more than likely be completely paralyzed until xorg.conf is restored to its original condition. You can simply make a copy and then, should the mouse really be "dead", log into gnome, press alt+f2 and type "gnome-terminal", after which you can move the original file back from the command line.
Thanks, this should work! But I was just wondering, how should I find /ect/x11/xorg.conf ? Just search, or do I have to go into the terminal or something? Sorry but I'm not all that savvy with computers..
 
Old 07-11-2007, 01:13 AM   #4
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Oh gosh... this problem is happening with Kubuntu as well.. will the method you told me work with Kubuntu too? Thanks in advance!
 
Old 07-12-2007, 12:51 AM   #5
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you probally want to use the terminal, because if you don't learn how to do it that way and your fix doesn't work, then your really going to be up the creek



I suggest using nano to edit the file, becuase its easy to use.

alt+f2
xterm
cd /etc/X11/
cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup
nano xorg.conf
now find the part of the file you want to change, and change it
then save by hitting control+x and then answering Y to the prompt
Reboot or restart X


Now if you find that you fried your mouse completley because you edited the file incorrectly, you can fix it like this:

alt+f2
xterm
cd /etc/X11/
cp xorg.conf.backup xorg.conf
restart X or reboot


If you find that you TOTALLY killed X and cant even get it to load, flip over to a virtual console by hitting control+alt+f2, log in, and edit copy the backup that way.


Good luck, and I hope you enjoy learning linux If you dont give up within 6 months, you'll probally NEVER want to use windows again
 
Old 07-30-2008, 01:21 AM   #6
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I tried the Alt+F2 method and changed xorg.conf, but how do I "restart X"? I changed the protocol to auto, and did the Option "Device" "dev/input/mice" thing, but still have mouse problems. The mouse still freezes. I restarted the computer and get no results. How do I restart X?
 
  


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