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Old 11-16-2003, 01:37 PM   #16
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Well I'm convinced it is the mouse. If I 'startx' and just use the keyboard to move around and load programs, it works. As soon as I move the mouse, it crashes. I have a logitec 2 button mouse, in the ps/2 port. Here is what I have in my XF86Config:

Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

I've also tried the microsoft protocol.... What am I missing?

Walter
 
Old 11-16-2003, 01:42 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by jailbait
"That what I thought too. But there is nothing there..."

Let's see what else might be missing. Look for:
/home/user/.xsession
/home/user/.xinitrc
/home/user/.X.err
/home/user/.Xdefaults
/home/user/.Xmodmap
/home/user/.Xresources


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.ICEauthority .Xauthority .gtkrc.kde .kde/ .mcop/ .mcoprc .qt/ .screenrc Desktop/

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Old 11-16-2003, 06:09 PM   #18
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Did it look like hardware trouble or crashes? you might want to reinstall KDE? www.kde.org
 
Old 11-16-2003, 10:16 PM   #19
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Did you check /var/log messages ? A long shot but there might be something.

Have you tried Gnome (or xfce) to see if it does it too. < xwmconfig >

Anyone around Calgary that might have a copy of Knoppix or Slack Live ? This would allow you to boot up and run from the CD, and verify your hardware. This is a very useful item have around.

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Old 11-16-2003, 11:22 PM   #20
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Did it look like hardware trouble or crashes? you might want to reinstall KDE? www.kde.org
It's a fresh install. Don't know what that would accomplish...

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Old 11-16-2003, 11:23 PM   #21
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Did you check /var/log messages ? A long shot but there might be something.

Have you tried Gnome (or xfce) to see if it does it too. < xwmconfig >

Anyone around Calgary that might have a copy of Knoppix or Slack Live ? This would allow you to boot up and run from the CD, and verify your hardware. This is a very useful item have around.
I have not tried any other wm. I'll try that. Knoppix and Slack Live both work perfect.... I check the log for XF86Config.log and it didn't show anything wrong... I can boot up fine, just when I try to 'startx'. It loads fine. It works as long as I don't move the mouse. ie. If I use the keyboard to manover around... When I do move the mouse it crashes almost instantly. I have to do a CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE to get back out. I use a Linksys KVB between the 2 computers, So I know the mouse is ok. I've used it with 2 versions of Linux running.

Walter

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Old 11-17-2003, 10:01 AM   #22
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Somewhere in the back of my mind I recall a KVB switch causing a problem, but it was a year ago and don't recall the specific's.

Perhaps it would be worth your time to connect directly to the box.

Lou
 
Old 11-17-2003, 11:55 AM   #23
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Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"


that should be in my oppinion

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

/dev/mouse is just a link to /dev/psaux it might fix a problem it might not, I have no clue
 
Old 11-17-2003, 07:13 PM   #24
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Somewhere in the back of my mind I recall a KVB switch causing a problem, but it was a year ago and don't recall the specific's.

Perhaps it would be worth your time to connect directly to the box.

Lou
Tried that. Made no difference...

Walter
 
Old 11-17-2003, 07:16 PM   #25
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Originally posted by ratbert90
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"


that should be in my oppinion

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

/dev/mouse is just a link to /dev/psaux it might fix a problem it might not, I have no clue
Just tried that... no difference. I tried Slack Live again. Worked Perfect! I tried copying the XF86Config from that over to my Slack 9.1 install. Made no difference. I'm lost.. I can't think what may be causing it... One thing I did notice is the lack of files in my home directory. ie. .xsession etc etc..

Walter
 
Old 11-17-2003, 10:31 PM   #26
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Makes absolutely no sense, especially since it worked with Slack Live.

Perchance do you have another mouse or trackball?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 08:24 AM   #27
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Originally posted by DonLuis
Makes absolutely no sense, especially since it worked with Slack Live.

Perchance do you have another mouse or trackball?
I'll try another one just for the fun of it! I've used this mouse on my 2nd machine running Slack9.1 aswell, So I know it works, but at this point I'll try anything..

Walter
 
  


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