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Old 02-19-2003, 10:53 PM   #1
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Getting Intellimouse Explorer to work in Red Hat 8.0 and some real newbie questions


Hey I installed Linux not too long ago on my machine and wanted to get the side buttons on my explorer to work so I could browse the web easier..

I goofed around with with thing in /etc/X11/XF86Config but got it on the point where the wheel doesnt really work anymore

Could someone tell me what the mouse section of that file should look like, my mouse is a Intellimouse Explorer the PS/2 version, if its easier I can use USB instead

For the newbie questions

I had a lot of HD space so I installed Gnome, X Window and KDE cuz I wanted to goof around in each of them, as it stands the machine only boots into GNOME, how can I change that?

also I saw some topics to make the mouse work and they said that you need to write scripts and stuff and I dont know how to do that either...All the help is greatly appreciated!!
 
Old 02-20-2003, 05:59 AM   #2
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you don't mention which version of linux you installed.

There are various methods of switching desktops.

Under RedHat type switchdesk xxx at the command prompt where xxx is name of alternative desktop

eg/ switchdesk kde

Under Mandrake, run Madnrake Control Centre and go to boot. Tell the boot manager you don't want to log straight into a desktop
and it will stop at init5 presenting you with the login screen where you can choose which desktop to go for.

You can type telinit 5 as root in a terminal and that will throw you out of desktop into log in screen. (telinit 3 throws you out of X altogether and back to login prompt)

Or, you can log out of desktop by clicking on log out and choosing end session. This achieves same result as above.

There are probably several other methods for this situation. These are the ones I know.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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I'm running Red Hat 8, sorry I forgot to mention that

thanks for your help I will try that out after I get out of class
 
Old 02-20-2003, 09:36 AM   #4
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You should be able to pick KDE from the "Session" menu on the logon screen.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 10:38 AM   #5
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I'm going to restart and try that right now

thanks
 
Old 02-20-2003, 02:05 PM   #6
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anyone know how to take care of intellimouse explorer issues?

I made it so my wheel doesnt work and I can't get it back lol if you could help me at least make my wheel work please post

thanks a lot
 
Old 02-20-2003, 02:17 PM   #7
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http://www.xfree86.org/4.2.1/mouse6.html#27
 
Old 02-20-2003, 03:43 PM   #8
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Section "ServerFlags"
AllowMouseOpenFail
EndSection

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "imps/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

I have usb Intelimouse explorer & theat is what is in my xfree86config file.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 05:44 PM   #9
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Edward, all the buttons work, back front etc?

what about the mouse section, just leave it like a normal mouse..or?

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Old 02-20-2003, 05:47 PM   #10
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thanks for the link rshaw but that xmodmap thing confuses me I am a true noob, I found a thread like that before that included that and it said it needed to be run every time or could be made into a script but I dont know how to make a script

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Old 02-21-2003, 02:41 PM   #11
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Sorry it is not a explorer.
 
Old 02-21-2003, 02:59 PM   #12
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in a root terminal, type /usr/sbin/mouseconfig see if your mouse is available from the list. (it has a microsloth section, your mouse might be in there.)
 
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