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Old 06-12-2002, 07:09 AM   #1
manojrkrish
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Unhappy USB mouse on Redhat Linux 7.3


Hi,

I recently installed Redhat Linux 7.3 on my Sony laptop. The touch pad mouse works fine with X windows when I set the mouse to Generic ps2 type. But when I set the mouse type to Generic USB type x windows refuses to start up. I have tried all availble generic mouse types and none of them work except the generic ps2 types. Is there anything i can do to correct this? Help!!
 
Old 06-12-2002, 08:50 AM   #2
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I am not sure I completely understand your dilemma? You said that it works if you choose one thing, but doesn't when you choose another... Therefor, why not choose the one that works? If it's a usb mouse, and it's working when you choose ps2 type, don't worry about it. Am I missing something here?
 
Old 06-12-2002, 09:15 AM   #3
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Sorry for not being clear about my question. In simple terms the problem I have is this. want to get my USB mouse to work with my installation of Redhat Linux (7.3). The inbuilt touch pad is seen my the system as a ps2 device so when I select the generic ps2 setting X windows starts alright. But the USB mouse is not detected. So I changed the setting to Generic USB and this time X windows failed to start.
 
  


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