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Old 04-24-2002, 12:05 PM   #1
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serial mouse in X


what protocol do i use in "mouseconfig" for my serial mouse?

I have tried many combinations, and sometimes it just locks up the whole machine when doing startx or sometimes if i move the mouse the cursor goes crazy. any help would be sweet

TIA
 
Old 04-24-2002, 02:27 PM   #2
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Re: serial mouse in X

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sometimes it just locks up the whole machine when doing startx
Did you try the three-finger "cntrl-alt-backspace"?
 
Old 04-24-2002, 06:25 PM   #3
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Cool

Hi,
not sure if this helps, but if you have an adapter laying around from serial to ps/2, try making the conversion and see what happens.

 
Old 04-25-2002, 10:47 AM   #4
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zmedico: What does "Did you try the three-finger "cntrl-alt-backspace"?" Do for the mouse? Does it go through a list or mouse protocols? Sorry, not really sure what that is.

abrakadabra: This an ollllld AT Motherboard, I only have a serial port in the back, cant covert my mouse serial > ps2

TIA!
 
Old 04-25-2002, 10:59 AM   #5
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not sure what the answer is, i was using red hat 7.0 at the time i was using a serial mouse, and it auto detected. i can't even remember what config file you need to edit to make the mouse work. It's on these forums somewhere though, i found it a couple of months ago. Try doing a search.

What i really was going to say though is that the Ctrl-Alt-Backspace thing is supposed to kill the X server, letting you back down to runlevel 3, and a prompt. This is what you do if X doesn't work, so you don't need to reboot. With some video cards (SiS 630 ) it doesn't work though...
 
Old 04-25-2002, 12:44 PM   #6
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"cntrl-alt-backspace"?" Do for the mouse? Does it go through a list or mouse protocols?
No, it doesn't help the mouse, but it kills XFree86 for you.
 
Old 04-25-2002, 01:08 PM   #7
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Ok, sweet. Thanks for the tip. This help me with trying to get my mouse to work without rebooting all the time.

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