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Old 04-23-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
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Mouse clicks and movement in X11R6.8.2 and slackware 10.2 -very slow and unresponsive


This is a new installation of 10.2.

Responses to mouse clicks are very slow (several seconds, often up to 10) sometimes no response at all. Sounds strange, but there are responses to mouse clicks only when the mouse pointer is moving during the click. No movement, no response to the click.

Mouse is a serially connected USB Logitech optical mouse. The best response so far is with:

Core Pointer's Input Device Section
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "Mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "3"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

This is in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from a live CD of SLAX which runs well on the same system, with the exception of

Option "Protocol" "Auto"

which was manually edited. (SLAX used an IMPS/2 protocol which gave more choppy movement in Slackware.)

How do I make the mouse behavior as normal as possible - shorter click responses?

Thanks for your consideration.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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have you compared the rest of your conf?



(i had a similar response after
enabling composite on this card.)
 
Old 04-23-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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have you compared the rest of your conf?
I had not, until your suggestion, kodon. I have them both together now.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 02:18 PM   #4
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It would be easier, I think, to use the 2.6 kernel than to diagnose this problem. It will be a completely new experience for me, but Slackware isn't my main desktop now.

Plus, I'm eagerly awaiting my purchased copy of 11.0. I will post news here as it happens.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 12:58 AM   #5
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Is the mouse plugged direcltly into your machine? or into a keyboard and then computer?
I have a logitech USB mouse as well and my xorg.conf is almost identical to your (with except to i have buttons = 5)
try run #mouseconfig and pick different options in there.. I would probably only try PS/2 or USB though.
I have 2 laptops running slackware 10.1 and 1 requires PS/2 and the other requires USB
Both run the same xorg.conf again though
 
Old 04-25-2006, 07:30 PM   #6
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Is the mouse plugged direcltly into your machine? or into a keyboard and then computer?
I have a logitech USB mouse as well and my xorg.conf is almost identical to your (with except to i have buttons = 5)
try run #mouseconfig and pick different options in there.. I would probably only try PS/2 or USB though.
I have 2 laptops running slackware 10.1 and 1 requires PS/2 and the other requires USB
Both run the same xorg.conf again though
The mouse is plugged directly into the machine, yes. It's a USB mouse, but I'm using the serial adapter supplied with it b/c it wasn't recognized when used as USB.

If I have time, I will install the 2.6 kernel before slackware 11.0 is released. Also, I want to compare the xorg.conf files of SLAX and slackware, as suggested above. For the next couple of weeks, though, I am a little pressed for time in other work so this will have to wait at least until around the middle of May. I will post what happens with my efforts and/or with 11.0.

I appreciate your comments, graz and kodon.
 
  


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