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Old 02-18-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
ComputerMan
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Question Want to use my trackpad and USB mouse on laptop


I've been away from Linux but have gotten back into it; I had this working before but can't remember how I did it because, as I've said, it's been awhile.

Any help would be appreciated!

I'm using Slackware 10.1
 
Old 02-20-2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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Welcome fellow slacker.

Look at my site www.cwwilson721.dyndns.org/slack It may help you with the touchpad.

What is your specific hardware?

As for getting the USB mouse also working (I'm assuming in X), try
Code:
man xorg.conf
There is a ton of info in there, and it includes how to setup a second mouse.
 
Old 02-20-2006, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thank you for the warm welcome. The computer is a Compaq 700 US (quite old) and the USB mouse is a generic optical. I did get the USB to work but am still having issues with the trackpad. I'm going to look over your site and take it from there.

Thanks for the reply / assistance.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 12:22 AM   #4
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Okaaaayyy, I touched something in my xorg.conf and now my USB mouse isn't responding. Unfortunately my backup file isn't up to date. :-( Here's the code:

Section "InputDevice"
Code:
# Identifier and driver

     Identifier "Mouse0"
     Driver "mouse"
     Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
     Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
     Option "Buttons" "5"
     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
The protocol is also set to IMPS/2. I've fooled around with the mouseconfig and running the GMP script in pkgtool but that didn't produce any results. I'm about to scream because I know it's an easy solution... AARG!

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