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Old 01-21-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
mengsk
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X11 Mouse Issues


I just installed linux slackware and after getting X11 to finally work (had trouble with fonts) now whenever i left click my mouse while running X11 the cursor goes to the left of the screen.

I am running fluxbox and using a two button PS/2 mouse. If anyone has any idea why this is happening i would really appreciate the help.

Additionally I am unable to bring up a menu by right clicking on the desktop.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 05:06 PM   #2
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You may need to get out of X to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
so I would ctrl alt backspace to the console then I think slackware comes with nano or pico;
nano -w /etc/X11/xorg.conf ctrl plus o plus enter to save and ctrl x to exit
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "idevname" <---Leave this the same as you have now
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Last edited by comprookie2000; 01-21-2006 at 05:10 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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alright i've messed around with the config file but i'll try those settings
thanks a lot
 
Old 01-22-2006, 02:08 AM   #4
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ok i tried those settings and they didn't work the mouse still goes to the left of hte screen on a left click in x. I am going to try to find antoher ps2 mouse to see if this one just isn't the standard driver or something..
If anyone can think of any reason why the mouse might be zooming to the left on the screen on left click if you could please enlighten me that would be really helpful.

I also cant right click to bring up the menu on the desktop in fluxbox however it rings up the workspace menu when i right click on the workspace
thats another story though
 
  


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