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Old 12-23-2002, 12:35 PM   #1
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USB Mouse and Trackpad Mouse problems


I have problems in configuring both the USB mouse and Trackpad to work. I do not want only one of them to work, so that there is not need to re-configure the hardware whenever i unplug or plug in the USB mouse.

I've searched the forums and googled, but came up with nothing that worked.

Here's what i tried

# Touchpad PS/2 Mouse
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Name" "AutoDetected"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Vendor" "AutoDetected"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

# USB Mouse
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[2]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
...
Section "ServerLayout"
...
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[2]" "SendCoreEvents"
...
EndSection


btw, i'm running on a Acer TravelMate 611TXV. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-23-2002, 02:23 PM   #2
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Now, I was under the impression that you can have multiple "ServerLayout" sections. Each one needs to have a line:
Identifier "Some Text Here"

Here's a quote from my XFree86 configuration file:
Quote:
# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************
# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present. Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised. A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option. In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.
Ideally, you'd have:
Quote:
XFree86
. . .
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "USB"
InputDevice "Mouse[2]" "CorePointer"
. . .
End Section

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Tablet"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
. . .
End Section
. . .
Then to start X with the USB enabled, type startx /// or with the tablet startx -layout Tablet



If that helps, the button affero begs you to be clicked

Last edited by bobo_daclown; 12-23-2002 at 02:33 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2002, 02:31 PM   #3
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Here you go..


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...217#post162217


Not really sure why I made that many posts out of it but it's all there

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 12-23-2002 at 02:34 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2002, 07:23 PM   #4
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what is gpm?

typed it at the command line but it was an invalid command
 
Old 12-23-2002, 07:44 PM   #5
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GPM (General Purpose Mouse) is a mouse server for the console and xterm, with sample clients included (emacs, etc).

you might want to get it, I have never heard of not having gpm.

It should solve your problem
 
Old 12-24-2002, 10:21 PM   #6
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I had a few problems with the Thinkpad pointer and USB mouse. It was easily fixed.

With RedHat 8.0, all that I had to do was install RedHat with no mouse connected. I just used the Pointer throughout the install with no problems. Once the install was completed, I just switched the correct mouse driver and everything has been perfect ever since!

The pointer and mouse both work at the same time. When I pull out the mouse, the pointer still works without probs.
 
Old 12-24-2002, 11:56 PM   #7
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you must have both mice configured if your using an external usb mouse, if it's ps/2 then it does not matter.
 
  


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