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Old 11-28-2005, 11:59 AM   #1
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PS2 mouse will not work w/ FC4 but touch pad does


I've just installed FC4 on an older Dell inspiron 7000. Install detected my touch pad but does not see the mouse. I think it is a Dell/Logitec wheel mouse. I detects my synaptic touch pad correctly but not the mouse. I can find how to change preferences of the mouse (touchpad) but not change hard ware. Where will it let me add devices.

I have three drive caddys so I can switch systems and all is well with Win98 & XP, which detects both and I can use both at the same time so hardware is good.

It also did not detect my sound system, lucent Win modem or Megahz PCMCIA modem but I'll start with the mouse first. It did detect and configure the PCMCIA 4in1 media card reader - surprise!

Is there a "Control Pannel" I am over looking?

I have read some replies for other problems on these forums and I'm not sure about yuming my scrum or compiling my core. If I have to edit my yast what do I say? "make mouse work!"?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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can u post me your xorg.conf file
 
Old 11-29-2005, 10:33 AM   #3
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grub boot option

set psmouse.proto=imps or psmouse.proto=bare in /etc/grub.conf.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 05:44 PM   #4
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can u post me your xorg.conf file
eyed lyk 2 but eye d't no wear it is. then I'd have to copy it to to the floppy and put it on my perfectly working windows system and post it but I will try.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 06:00 PM   #5
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Well I gave up on FC4 and loaded up Suse 10 last night. So far I have the same problems on Suse 10 too. At least with yast it looks like I can do something. I'm becoming so much happier with windows the more I deal with Linux. I think Linux is on par with Windows 95 at this point. Yeah I know, I "just have to learn more." Fine. If I wanted to stay with text based systems and configuring configuration files with a text editor I'd stay with DOS and tweeking autoexec.bat and config.sys files. Pardon my fustration but, I have 3 versions of windows (98, 2kP and XP) that loaded and recognised and ran all my hardware with out grubbing my scrum. Oh, oh, I think my complier has a yast infection!
 
Old 12-01-2005, 02:21 AM   #6
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why don't u post your xorg.conf file
 
  


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