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Old 03-20-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
secundar
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newb kills trackpoint on IBM 390


I have a working mouse but I've searched and tried all sorts of variations in my XF86config-4 to get my trackpoint back.

here's an excerpt from my current config...
...
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Pointer"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
...

Running Debian 3.1 unstable, Linux 2.6.7-1-386

Anyone out there with a similar setup to share their XF86config file?

Thanks!
 
Old 03-20-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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Before you go running around checking your X config.

You should verify you can get the mouse working with GPM first.

gpm -t help for a list of available drivers

then gpm -t driver -m /dev/mousedevice

If it works, then you have found the proper driver/device combination and you can now add it to your X config.

You can do that for both standard mouse and track mouse.

gpm -k to kill gpm when done testing

You should do this in console as well... gpm is a console mouse cursor app.

Config looks fine, it's been a while since I've used two inputs on my laptop. Check your bios settings as well.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 08:56 PM   #3
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Here the relevent bit for my trackpoint on a R40
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
That includes support for the scroll button too.
HTH
 
  


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