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Old 08-12-2003, 02:39 PM   #1
JPhippen
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REDhat 6.1 Mouse Problems


I just finished installing REDhat 6.1 onto my old computer, just because I've been wanting to try out Linux for quite some time now. Honestly, I don't think I did enough research to figure out what I was really toying with before I jumped in. I'm surviving just fine now, but I've got one problem.

I can't get my mouse to work in XWindows (GNOME). It shows the cursor, but won't respond. I haven't really tried anything, because like I said, I don't really know anything about Linux/UNIX/REDhat.

The odd thing was that the mouse worked fine during the installation, oh well. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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"The odd thing was that the mouse worked fine during the installation"

The install system on the bootable CD is a different system than the system that Red Hat created on your hard disk. What works on the install system and what works on the installed system are two different things.

"I can't get my mouse to work in XWindows (GNOME). It shows the cursor, but won't respond."

There are three different ways to solve this.

1. You can redo the install and pay close attention to the mouse configuration section.

2. Your mouse is configured in /etc/X11/XF86Config. You can log in as root and edit the mouse settings in /etc/X11/XF86Config.

3. Red Hat 6 has a program to make configuring /etc/X11/XF86Config easier. I have only a vague idea of its name, something like xconfigure. If you can find out the name of the configurator program you could use it to configure your mouse.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 03:45 PM   #3
JPhippen
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Okay, I've tried re-installing, and the "xconf" command does not change the process at all, it's just another way of doing it.

At any rate, still not working. It's working here in Windows; on COM 1 (I don't know the Linux equivalent) and it's a Microsoft Serial, two button mouse, pretty simple, but it's still not working.
 
  


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