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Old 12-23-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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laptop mouse not working outside GUI in Fedora 13


Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 recently converted to run Fedora 13.

Everything seems fine except the touchpad mouse doesn't work outside the X-Window. When I boot to full multi-user mode, the mouse doesn't work at all. I think this is responsible for the typical UNIX copy & paste by selecting and right clicking not to work within GUI.

Here's the output of
# xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=12 [slave pointer (2)]

Can anyone please advise me what I need to do to make the mouse functional?

thanks for any insight, and Merry Christmas.

Last edited by bfzhou; 12-23-2010 at 10:50 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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Have you tried it with a USB mouse? That might help determine if it's an X11 problem or a Device/driver problem...
 
Old 12-24-2010, 01:25 AM   #3
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Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 recently converted to run Fedora 13.

Everything seems fine except the touchpad mouse doesn't work outside the X-Window.
You mean mouse works inside X but not when go to black screen, with say ctrl+alt+F1?

Just install gpm, general purpose mouse.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 11:57 PM   #4
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thanks for responding. here's my output:

rpm -aq|grep mouse
mousetweaks-2.30.1-1.fc13.i686
xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.5.0-4.fc13.i686

what is the package I should install?
 
Old 12-28-2010, 09:35 PM   #5
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thanks for responding. here's my output:

rpm -aq|grep mouse
mousetweaks-2.30.1-1.fc13.i686
xorg-x11-drv-mouse-1.5.0-4.fc13.i686

what is the package I should install?
Don't know much about Redhat type stuff. IF my above post is correct the package will probably just be called "gpm". Otherwise: http://packages.sw.be/gpm/ ??
 
Old 12-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #6
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here's the output

rpm -aq | grep pgm
gpgme-1.1.8-4.fc13.i686
pygpgme-0.1-18.20090824bzr68.fc13.i686

So I already have the right driver?

thanks & Happy New Year!
 
Old 12-31-2010, 11:31 PM   #7
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install and/or turn on "gpm" at boot
there is a service for it set it to runlevel 3
 
  


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