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Old 11-06-2003, 03:25 PM   #1
zaphod111
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Total newbie with stuck cursor: mouse drivers not functioning correctly HELP


I am running Suse 8.2.

Mouse was working fine. I then tried to configure a second mouse and during test my pc powered down. Now the cursor/pointer is usually fixed/stuck at the centre of the screen. I have used yast2 in text mode to attempt changing mouse 'type'. The results of which have been that the cursor moves erratically or at the edge of the screen and is useless.

PLEASE HELP. I do search for solutions but have not had much luck.... yesterday I finally managed to get a gf4 to work after almost 2 days of surfing, trying and crying.!!!
 
Old 11-06-2003, 07:01 PM   #2
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Could be a driver issue. Check out your XF86Config (or XF86Config-4) file. It should be located in /etc/X11/. If not, do a search for it.

Anywho, open it up and look for these lines:

Section "InputDevice"

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

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection

This is for my mouse, which has a scroll wheel. If you don't have a scroll wheel, then you'll want to change the device to /dev/mouse and the Protocol to PS/2. You'll also have to comment out the Option "ZAxisMapping 4 5" statement.

See if that works and or helps.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 08:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for help,

In the meantime tho I did a fresh install and now I am yet again unable to install gf4 drivers....... SCREAMS and KICKS things.


Think I'll try another distro and buy the Linux books.
 
  


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