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Old 01-29-2004, 05:49 PM   #1
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Mouse Unresponsive after Change Settings


I made the mistake of changing the settings in Harddrake on Mandrake 8.1 for my mouse.

After I selected a different option the mouse appeared to work fine while I tested using the GUI.

I was experimenting with an external mouse, so that I could avoid sensitivity issues I was having with the Track Pad. And I made changes. But within the X environment everything seemed to be working. Even the external mouse worked....

After shutting down my computer and rebooting...I now have no functionality from my track pad or external mouse.

I wish I had been warned. I thought that the GUI "test" meant that the selection I made was okay. Obviously not.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 06:32 PM   #2
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You should still be able to log in correct?

Once you've logged in, even though you can't use the mouse how about going to a bash shell with Ctrl+F2 and then editing your /etc/X11/XF86config file.

Try that.

Peace,
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Old 01-29-2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response.

Yes I can log in...And I had already tried what you suggest, but maybe I made a mistake somewhere...

Reading the forums on the issue, I found the following sample to enter into my XF86Config file.. I noticed when I looked that the "Input Device" section was empty. So I added the following...

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Although I confess. I don't really know what it does, I found it in another thread somewhere. After adding this I tried rebooting the machine, but still could not get the mouse to work...And I also tried running XFdrake but that didn't work either.

Thanks again..
 
Old 01-29-2004, 11:33 PM   #4
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can you tell us about your mouse? try changing protocol from ps/2 to imPS/2
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:54 AM   #5
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Thanks to everyone who responded.

I managed to resolve this in the following way...

In text based mode, switched to root user...

-> su root

then ran mouseconfig

-> mouseconfig

At the Text based GUI I changed the selection of the type of mouse from PS/2 Standard
to PS/2 GlidePoint and then submitted changes. I went into graphical mode to test...

-> startx

And I could indeed move the cursor with my trackpad....Then I shut down the computer and restarted to be sure and I was able to use the trackpad.

So I have functionality here. Thanks again.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:22 AM   #6
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It is much appreciated that you actually responded with a solution so that others could use it and learn from you. Not many people realize how valuable this is.

Thanks for taking the time to put the solution in here after it worked for you !

Peace,
Whitehat
 
  


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