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Old 01-23-2003, 01:26 PM   #1
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Angry USB Optical Wheel Mouse not working in Mandrake 8.2


I cant figure this thing out. I got some help- once. But the editing has got me confused. I know to do it in "Boot", but how I open an editor w/out a mouse.

Second, what changes do I make?

Third, how do I save those changes?

Lastly, Please be VERY BASIC and SPECIFIC when giving me advice. Thanks y'all.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 01:38 PM   #2
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Open up your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and locate a section that looks similar to this:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"
And edit the protocol to match mine, as well as the device. If you still have problems, post this part of that file so we can see what's going on.

You may also need to modprobe some things. Post also what happens when you type:
lsmod
into a terminal as root.

Cool
 
Old 01-23-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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How to open an editor without X (a gui). There are several non-X text editors, try using pico or joe. There will always be vi however, vi is usually very hard for a newbie at first.

Either way, you type the name of the editor and then the name of the file so:
pico /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
If you have pico installed will open up that file.

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Old 01-23-2003, 02:55 PM   #4
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Ok, here goes.
I did what u said but no change.
here's how it read exactly.

Section "Input Device"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"

#Chordmiddle is an option for some 3 button logitech mice.

# Option "Chordmiddle"


_____I also tried lsmod. I couldn't open it up or scroll so I don't have much of an idea whats there. Let me know if you want what I can see anyway.

by the way, Pico didn't work. I downloaded it from Tucows but couldn't figure out how to install it.

Get back to me please.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 03:36 PM   #5
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It looks like you don't need to adjust it, appears to be setup correctly. Now you just need to see if the module is loaded try:
modprobe uhci
Then try to startx again.
What kind of mouse is this?

Cool
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:40 PM   #6
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SUCCESS!!!

Ok, it works fine now, Thanks!!

Any idea where I can find a good tutorial on this thing?
ie: Installing/Using programs.
Sorry to sound so disgustingly virginal but I guess I'm a little too used to Windows.
I suppose you get that alot. Thanks again.
 
Old 01-23-2003, 04:49 PM   #7
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You're welcome. I always suggest trying out the tutorial over at www.linux.org and of course clickin on a few links in my sig.



Glad you got it working.

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Old 01-23-2003, 06:20 PM   #8
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AH JEEEZ!

New problem. I can't access my CD-ROM or Floppy. Dialogue Box says I dont have permission to access?
 
Old 01-23-2003, 06:40 PM   #9
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Can you post here what your /etc/fstab looks like? I am not sure if Mandrake used supermount/automount back then or not.

Anyway, you will need to mount the device associated with the CDROM and FLOPPY mount points. It's much simpler than it sounds, but you need to mount your floppy/cdrom devices in order to view them. Depending on what your /etc/fstab files look like, you might just need to:
mount /mnt/cdrom
OR
mount /mnt/floppy
Type those into a terminal and then try to access the devices.

You also might wanna do a search on this site about accessing those devices, there's plenty of information on it.

Cool
 
Old 01-23-2003, 06:46 PM   #10
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thanks I'll try it.
 
  


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