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Old 08-18-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Mouse Doesn't work after i download/install ati drivers...


Ok, i have Slackware 10.1 with Dropline Gnome installed, i don't know why i did it this way but i installed ati video card drivers after the dropline gnome install, i followed these instructions:
rpm2tgz filename.rpm
installpkg filename.tgz
cd /lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod
sh make.sh
cd ..
sh make_install.sh

but i couldn't modprobe these two steps for some reason:
modprobe agp-gart
modprobe intel-agp

so i went straight into:
fglrxconfig which worked fine, but now my mouse doesn't seem to be working...

my question is, could someone tell me where and what file i need to edit so i can get my mouse to work, if you just tell me where it is, i could post what my conf file looks like so it would be easier to find out whats wrong, anyways hope this is fixable, thanks for any help!
 
Old 08-18-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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The key file here is /etc/X11/xorg.conf (it contain mouse information for X)

This would be really fast if you could do xorgconfig and configure the X WIHOUT ati's drivers (as in don't do fglrxconfig, instead do xorgconfig in console mode). Now copy /etc/X11/xorg.conf to something like /etc/X11/xorg.conf-back

Then do the fglrxconfig as usual and then we can compare the mouse sections of ATI generated xorg.conf and the X generated xorg.conf

During this whole process you don't have to ever uninstall fglrx or uninstall and reinstall anything at all. This is a pretty simple problem so let's have fun!
 
Old 08-18-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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ok, i know this is a newb questions, but what do i need to type in to copy that file and rename is as a back up?
 
Old 08-18-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Copy/rename your current xorg.conf (at /etc/X11/xorg.conf) and then run xorgconfig to create a new xorg.conf. Then just compare the part that probably looks like this (but with your setting of course):
Code:
# *********************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# *********************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/input/mice"
and then just change the lines in the old xorg.conf that differ from the new one. After that, name the old one xorg.conf again (and make sure it's in /etc/X11).

Hopefully that's clear enough

EDIT: missread your second post, in order to copy a file, you write
Code:
cp <file to copy> <name of new file>
and to rename:
Code:
mv <old name> <new name>

Last edited by Talavis; 08-18-2005 at 03:04 PM.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 03:07 PM   #5
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hey thanks for the help! i got my mouse to work, now i just need to get gaim to connect, thank you!
 
Old 08-18-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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Go to www.linux.org
It has great tutorials about basic GNU/Linux commands and programs.
 
  


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