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Old 08-23-2008, 11:59 PM   #1
ravidevan
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mouse curser not moving after Fedora core 6 installation


I am new to linux.I have installed Fedora core 6 in PIII machine , after installation the mouse cursor is struck in the middle of the screen not able to now the cursor. but the mouse works in windows.help to fix problem. thank u.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 01:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

I never used fedora so I can not say anything about that.
However, I might be able to help configure your mouse.

First for a few questions:
Fedora 9 is out why use an old version?
Have you googled and searched on LQ for answers?
What type of mouse do you have? usb or serial?
Is your mouse two or three button?
What type of computer do you have?
If you have a laptop, does the touch pad work?

For usb mouse in command line try the following:

su
password
lsusb
My comuter can see my usb mouse, Kensington Pocket Mouse Pro
Code:
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 1058:1102 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 047d:1023 Kensington Pocket Mouse Pro Wireless
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0451:2046 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB2046 Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:3f11 Hewlett-Packard PSC-1315/PSC-1317
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

What do you get?


Code:
Configure X for the mouse
edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows:
su
password
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak #backup xorg
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You should have a section on Input Devices.
Specifically on the Mouse.

Code:
Two button mouse should look similar to this.
    Identifier     "Mouse1"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse" #Your device might be slightly different.
    
Three button mouse should look similar to this.
    Identifier     "Mouse1"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"	
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" 
    Option "Buttons" "3"


For added info see this link.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 06:41 AM   #3
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From Fedora 8
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
You could try changing Option "Protocol" to
"ExplorerPS/2" (or "IMPS/2")

Good Luck !

Last edited by knudfl; 08-26-2008 at 10:18 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 10:41 AM   #4
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I also using the fedora core 6 but I did not facing this problem. I using the USB mouse. What type of mouse you using (USB or PS2)? I'm also new in Linux so just want to know more about all this problem.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:30 AM   #5
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I use both PS2 mice and USB mice,
USB wired or wireless, and they
seem always to work without any
change of xorg.conf.
So that is probably not the issue.

The "Protocol" is important.

Regards

Last edited by knudfl; 08-25-2008 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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Limited RAM can also result in 'near frozen' mouse and slow Xwindows
 
  


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