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Old 01-28-2005, 09:52 AM   #1
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how do I configure my mouse in mandrake?


I want to get into the mouse options but how?
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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try

mousedrake

or

mouseconfig

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Old 01-28-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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I believe the gui version is available from "Configure your computer" (Start --> System --> Configuration --> Configue your computer). There is a "Hardware" button on the left, which open a panel with many things, including "Mouse".
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:46 PM   #4
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Thanks padma,
I did this and it got me tantalizingly close to what I wanted. See I have a laptop and I can't stand using the mouse touchpad when it is set to give a click when you tap it. I thought from the mouse config I could change this but no dice. Any ideas for a true noob? or should I just put a piece of duct tape over my mouse pad and learn some telepathy?

And what is this drake and mousedrake?

thanks
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:42 PM   #5
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mousedrake is a tolol whcih helps u to configure a mouse in mandrake

run
mousedrake to start it

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Old 01-29-2005, 08:22 AM   #6
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thanks masand for your cogent reply. But I am a real newbie. I rebooted into linux when I read what you said but then I couldn't figure out how one runs mousedrake (or runs anything else for that matter) I feel both frustrated and I also feel that I am on the verge of learning something. Can someone illuminate me?

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Old 01-29-2005, 08:35 AM   #7
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open any terminal

there run
mousedrake

then u will get to choose ur mouse

regards
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:56 PM   #8
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I ran these programs both. One gives a little picture of a mouse and when I push buttons it flashes orange. The other doesn't let me change the option I need to on my mousepad. I just want that it won't click when I push on the screen. Windows had a option that I could click very easily to turn that off. Can I do something similar in Mandrake?
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Old 01-30-2005, 08:04 AM   #9
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hey please xplain this

" The other doesn't let me change the option I need to on my mousepad "

what options do u want ?

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:21 AM   #10
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sorry,
I want the following to happen on my mousepad.
Currently when I put my finger on it, it will "click"
I want it to not click unless I manually push the left button below the mousepad.

sorry for the confusion. I just assumed that the mousecontrol panel thing would let me configure this.

thanks
ip
 
Old 01-30-2005, 09:24 AM   #11
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hey i think u need to change ur single click---->double click


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Old 01-30-2005, 05:04 PM   #12
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I don't think that's it. When I am in windows with my laptop I go to synaptics (my mousepad) and then settings, and then I can select a little box that says enable tapping. I remember my laptop came with it enabled and it drove me nuts till I figured out how to disable it. Would I have to do this manually through the console? It's ok though if this is too complicated, I have a usb mouse and can use it for most things, and it is a problem that I may need to eventually fix, but I would love to get my internets up and running. thanks for your help so far.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:45 PM   #13
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now this may seem something different
but there is an option in xserver to configure mouse keyboard etc

and u can configure "xkb" x keyboard

now i do not require that, whats in there maybe u woud like of know

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Old 02-07-2005, 03:58 PM   #14
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did u ever figure out how to disable the mousepad tapping? it is irritating me as well. anyone know how to set it up so that it only selects something when i press mouse buttons?
 
Old 01-11-2006, 09:10 PM   #15
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I figured out how to disable tapping on the synaptics touchpad and have written my description here (sorry, in norwegian, but pretty much anyone can figure it out anyways):
http://norgesinternettforum.no/showthread.php?t=1164

The odd thing is though that after i upgraded/installed a new kernel version (went from FC's 2.6.11 to 2.6.15), the tapping came back even though xorg.conf's MaxTapMove was "0". Anybody know why?
 
  


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