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K, I just went into terminal and configured a new XF86Config file...it wants a filename to write to, and im thinking that I wanna overwrite the active one to get my mouse working...so what might i put for a location/filename?
If it's just your mouse that's not working, a possibly better solution would be to just edit your existing XF86Config file, rather than taking the risk of overwriting it - especially if you're not 100% sure about everything.
You can edit the existing one as root from a terminal (when the X server isn't running, of course!) using any text-mode editor.
What are the problems you're having with your mouse?
K, sorry...I appreciate the help a lot so I be good...
well neither of my otherwise functional mice work in debian gnome period...I
think I have it configured to wrong port...Um, I know how to get to a Petar@D1000~? prompt
by either running terminal in gnome or hitting ctrl Alt F1 at login...but dont know how to get in root...
so id like to try to edit existing config...dont even know what xserver is...any info appreciated....