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Old 09-11-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
serkanyavas
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Question mandrake 9.1 and ibm thinkpad 600e


hi, I am a novice with linux and have installed it on my thinkpad 600e, thanks to simonp i have resolved the sound problem but i cant sort out the mouse...
Is it the driver? is it setings? i tried hap-hazrdly to use alterntive drivers and then lost my mouse altogeather. Thanx to another comrade it was restored.
Now i use the standrd maouse option but i have no life in two of the functions --the click on the wheel, and the universal scrole.
Is there anyone out there who could point me in the right direction.
PS please do not abriviate and assume i cn follow shortcuts, i can't. so if you find it in your heart to help me, take it easy or you will get frustrated and i upset.

Thanx from now.

serkan Yavas
 
Old 09-13-2003, 10:04 PM   #2
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For what its worth, I have 9.0 working on this 570e and 9.1 on an X20 Thinkpads. Try going to the Mandrake control center, enter the root password, select hardware, select mouse and try this. Sound daunting with no mouse, but like Windows, Linux has the ability to get around using arrow keys, tab and shift/tab keys in conjunction with Alt or Ctrl keys to move the focus to different areas. Like Ctrl/ESC brings up running processes to possibly kill a out of control application, similar to Windows. Otherwise, you need to read up on command line environment, no X-server / desktop, vi editor from the bash environment and edit the XF86config file in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. It will make a backup of .old.

Good luck.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:19 AM   #3
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this worked on my 770Z on mandrake 9.0 and redhat 9.0

i don't know if it will work for youand your 600e, but let us know

remember to backup your xfree86config first...just in case!

logged iin as root

in Konsole opened kedit

opened the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file, changed this part:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
EndSection

to this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "EmulateWheel" "on"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
EndSection

save and restart

Good luck!!
 
Old 09-14-2003, 12:30 AM   #4
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note: the identifier, mouse0, mouse1, etc.... dont change that once form your original setting
 
  


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