Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. I'm not pretty sure what your problem might be, but one thing is for sure, if Slack is saying that the mouse is busy, then the mouse is busy
. Assuming that you login in text mode (because you said you type startx ) there are some applications that allows you to use the mouse under text mode so you have the ability to copy/paste using the mouse. I cannot remember how it's called, but somebody may remember it and post here (let's cross our fingers..gheh). If you know which program that is, disable it to do not
autostart when you boot.
Just a silly try too, at your /etc/XF86Config there is a section called "ServerFlags", add this line:
And see if you can start the server and use the mouse as usual. If not (but if you can start the X Servers) try to identify the program that is using your mouse, kill it at the console and re-start X.
I cannot think about anything else
I never have had that problem, but I wish you good luck!.
I'm not sure if I've understood your question. The hash (#) is used as a "comment". When commented, a line has no effect at all when the computer reads the file. If you for example uncomment the line :
# Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
The this line is now active and will be used when the computer looks after that file. You have to do that if you need an specific function to work. The art of commenting is used for you to remember what a specific part of a program does. I think all programming languages has a way to comment:
// comment (C style)
/* comment */ (C++ style)
<! comment -> (HTML style)
Be very careful removing the hash symbol from files, most likely you will kill your system if you don't know what you are doing
. For instance, removing the hash from
# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
Will make your X server to fail, because that is an invalid argument... also called as "statement"