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Old 07-05-2005, 06:33 PM   #16
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You should have a look at the other messages (/var/log/messages for starters) regarding the freezing, as it could be due to a variety of issues. For the middle mouse button (does this have a wheel ? I am assuming yes, from your original post, though this is not clear) you should modify your XF86Config-4 such that it reads
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Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
        Option          "Buttons"               "5"
EndSection
 
Old 07-05-2005, 09:46 PM   #17
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It's not a wheel but it serves the same function. It has an up down thingy.

And editing the protocol to read "IMPS/2" screwed up the mouse. It was all over the screen and not where it needed to be.

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Old 07-07-2005, 08:55 PM   #18
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Any further help on the freezing system or the dead middle mouse button?

They both still not working and I'm still stumped.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 12:21 AM   #19
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Any further help on the freezing system...
See above. It could be due to many arcane things -- your best bet is to watch (using tail) /var/log/messages as the system freezes. Also, as per the above - what happens if you start X, but don't touch the mouse at all ? Does it still freeze ? Does it take the same amount of time, etc. etc.

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...or the dead middle mouse button?
If it is not working with your current settings, it's likely that you'll have to use a seperate driver -- see http://www.tuxmobil.org/Mobile-Guide...g-devices.html. I am surprised that the IMPS/2 protocol didn't work though -- you may want to check whether /dev/mouse is pointing to something different. If you run (as root) cat /dev/mouse in a terminal as you move your mouse, you should see whether there's any response from that device. If not, then try some of the other obvious ones if you haven't already - /dev/psaux, /dev/input/mice in particular.

Laptops are fickle things to get going under Linux, particularly if you're still new to it. On the plus side, you'll learn quite a bit by getting down to the nitty gritty in order to see exactly what's tripping it up.

Cheers,

mj
 
  


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