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Old 01-18-2005, 02:34 AM   #1
KrackMonkey
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Kudzu: I picked the wrong mouse apparently...


I've been trying to read up on this to find a solution, because I'm sure it's something stupid that I'm overlooking.

The problem is that on the initial bootup of RedHat 8, I selected Generic 3-button USB mouse, because I have a MS Optical Trackball Explorer.

The mouse worked flawlessly during the install, however, after kudzu ran on the initial bootup of the system, and making that selection, I get no response.

I cannot stop GNOME from loading automatically, and cannot find a way to edit anything within GRUB.

Can someone please give me a play-by-play on how to get back to /dev/mouse or just how to get to a command line and what to change when I get there.

Thanks in advance!

-Krack
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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have check your X config?
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:25 AM   #3
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I popped in another USB mouse I had laying around and it ran Kudzu again on the next boot.

Changed the mouse selection and now the trackball works fine as well.

What I'm wondering is: Is there a way to define each of the 5 buttons as well as the scroll wheel being a scroll wheel?

Being a hardcore gamer my entire life, I've stuck with Windows-based PC's all along, but I want to give Linux a shot for everyday general usage. These are the kind of quirks that will make me reach back over to my Windows machine.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:35 AM   #4
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oops sorry, didn't see the part about not being able to stop gnome from loading

press ctrl+alt+backspace to kill X/gnome.
then type '#cd /etc/X11'
then '#ls' or '#dir'
you need to find what version of X you're using(hopefully xorg)
you should either see xorg.conf or something like XF86Config-4.
once you've done that you need to get back online the same way you did when you posted this thread and search google for the right mouse settings for your mouse. And also how to use 'vi' 'cos that's what you're going to use to edit the config file. unfortunately my distro comes with nano which made me too lazy to learn how to use vi
 
  


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