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Old 01-31-2003, 10:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation Damn those mice...


I was wondering if anyone knew if a *erghm* Microsoft Optical Trackball non-USB mouse was do-able in Slackware 8.1

Of course when the system boots gpm is all good, then I go to startx...my mouse goes insane. There is no option in xf86config either.

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Old 01-31-2003, 10:31 PM   #2
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Try turning OFF gpm before you start X
 
Old 01-31-2003, 10:36 PM   #3
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That is a no go, I am wondering if I should just use XF86Setup to configure X.....
 
Old 02-01-2003, 04:13 AM   #4
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Maybe you should just changethe mouse protocol in XF86Config?
Changing it to imps/2 solves the "crazy mouse" problems with USB mice. Perhaps you need the right protocol for your mouse, try them all, and hopefully one will work.
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Old 02-01-2003, 10:43 AM   #5
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I see that you mouse is non-USB, try changing protocol to
psaux
 
Old 02-02-2003, 10:28 PM   #6
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neo77777,
Thanks alot, that worked. There I was thinking that I needed to do something special for this new mouse and all I had to do is set it up as a regular ps2, the only problem is that I cannot use the scroll wheel.

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Old 02-03-2003, 09:43 AM   #7
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Add:

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

to core pointer section of XF86Config
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