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Old 11-23-2004, 01:56 PM   #1
jaye
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mouse configuration


I installed linux mandrake 10.1 on my computer last night for the first time. Everything went very well except that the mouse did not work. So I came and had a look at this forum and found advice to use xf86config, which i did and last night the mouse worked fine after that.
However when I rebooted this morning the mouse had stopped working even when I tried Xf86config again.

Is there any way that I can configure the mouse by itself as the rest of the settings seem perfect and at this stage of my experience (nil) I don't want to upset anything.

Very simple explanations please!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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jaye; try http://www.linuxlookup.com/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/index.html
scroll to hardware section then click on
section 4.3.13 open(expand) for complete detailed information on mice.
should help & answers ur ?.s
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:37 PM   #3
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in..../etc/X11, you'll find the xf86config file...you can edit that as root, and it will only affect your mouse, and keep all the rest of your settings as they are right now. you need to edit it as root though...
i'm not sure what mouse you're using, so i can't really say how to edit it...but with my logitech usb mouse, this is my info from the XF86Config file...


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.
Just so you all know, first impressions of linux for a total newbie are....fantastic
 
Old 11-23-2004, 03:58 PM   #5
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Just so you all know, first impressions of linux for a total newbie are....fantastic
ohhhhhh...it only gets better
 
  


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