haha.. I know how you feel.. I wasn't being condescending, trust me. look at my recent posts :P I am a noob myself.. I said "someone will be mad" meaning I will help you before someone else jumps in and says search!! .. b/c it really has been answered here many times.. but I really didn't mind answering it..
anyway here is my xorg.conf mouse section.. hope it helps
# Identifier and driver
# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:
# Option "Protocol" "Auto"
# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
# The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
# Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
# Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"
# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.
# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"
and you can edit that file without loggin into kde.. by typing the following at the console as root
then hit control + o to save it
then startx and you should be good to go..