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Old 07-22-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
MadSkillzMan
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Switch mice?


hey guys i installed RH9 on the gfs compaq. Problem is, i used an optic mouse on the PS/2 port to instlal it. Whenever she uses a ball mouse on the PS/2 port, i guess it spazzes out and the cursor goes all over.

Anyway to switch it to standard PS2? without having to reinstall? im sure there is.

thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 02:10 AM   #2
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The solution is easy, however the question took a while to understand. Please ensure your questions are more concise.

At the top of your xorg.conf file located in /etc/X11 folder you will see this at the top

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
This tells Xorg what to look for regarding mouse, keyboard etc. To load a trackball (or usb mouse etc) you need to tell xorg what to look for by pointing to it's "Identifier"

The "Mouse1" relates to your mouse settings
Eg:-
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Mouse1"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"	"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Buttons"	"12"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"6 4 5 7"
EndSection
Replace the "Mouse1" with the identifier for the trackball and reload the Xserver - or reboot.
 
  


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