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Old 08-29-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Mandriva2007 Beta: Can't see the mouse


I will report this to mandriva, the bug about the mouse, but first, I'd like my cursor so I can do this easier

I had a problem with this with Suse 10.0 and/or 10.1, and somehow I fixed it. But that was downloading patches or something. I don't quite understand where some of this is under mandriva 2007 beta, if they have it yet. It seems like some things are missing so far, and I'm stuck without a mouse cursor. Plus I can't get 1024x768 res, which is annoying when you go through the menu without a mouse, being the sub menu blocks the menu a lot.

Anyway, any help would be appreciated.

Some info, hope something is important to know:

Mandriva 2007 Beta (x86_64)
AMD Athlon 64 bit
GeForce 6600 NVidia Card
Logitech (trackball/marblemouse; It's a gray mouse with a red ball on top)
 
Old 08-31-2006, 04:12 AM   #2
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You can try to setup your monitor with XFdrake. But if that doesn't help then you have to edit your xorg.conf maybe even generate a new Modeline
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:42 PM   #3
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where is this XFdrake? I have the third beta, but can't get to some things. I imagine it's not available. In one spot, it says I'm just the user, and can't change anything. another section about updates and installs, removals doesn't stay up. I click on it, it shows some of it for a few seconds, then closes out.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 01:33 AM   #4
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XFdrake is a text based tool so you can use it on the command line. I also tried beta 3 and to be root you only have to type su and press Enter on the live CD. No password for root there.
BTW I've read about your mouseproblems in the club forum so hopefully it will be fixed soon if it hadn't been already.
The tool for configuring mouse is called mousedrake. You can launch it from the MCC or if you press Alt+F2 in KDE and type the name in the textbox.
 
Old 09-06-2006, 06:44 PM   #5
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can you get two linux distro's on one harddrive? I'm going between mandriva2007 beta, and suse 10.1. I also have mandriva 2006 (which I primarly use), but I'd hate to format mandriva 2007, to try out suse, then go format it, and then install mandriva 2007.
and if this is possible, is it the second one you install that will have it's boot loader active?

I'll check on that mouse stuff, and if I can get both distro's, it'd be a lot easier, right now, i'm on suse 10.1 again.
 
Old 09-07-2006, 04:20 AM   #6
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On one harddrive? Yes. On the same partition? No. You have to make different partitions for different distros. Though you can have the same swap partitions and the same home if you feel adventorous and put your home on different partitions.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 06:06 AM   #7
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I've had to make the amendment described in My mouse pointer is invisible in FC 5 in Fedora 5 and Mepis 6.0.

Interesting that Mandriva has caught up with the others in falling into that trap.
 
Old 09-13-2006, 08:12 AM   #8
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That only shows that it's probably a bug in an app all three of them uses like xorg.
 
  


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