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Old 02-25-2007, 10:13 PM   #1
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Mouse not working right


I am using Slackware 8.0, and my GUI is KDE 3. For some reason the pointer only senses my mouses motions if I move fast, but it rarely senses them if I move the mouse slowly. I am using an optical mouse, in case that makes any difference, any idea what the problem is?
 
Old 02-25-2007, 10:24 PM   #2
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Mess with the mouse properties in the KDE control panel ...
 
Old 02-28-2007, 02:12 PM   #3
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That didn't help at all, the pointer still refuses to move when the move is moved slowly. Only fast movements are caught.
 
Old 02-28-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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What brand mouse is it ?
 
Old 02-28-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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I just re-read and my suggestion was rubbish, edited out for shame....

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Old 03-01-2007, 02:09 PM   #6
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It's an HP laser mouse, and I know the mouse is working properly because it works fine on my other computer.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 04:37 PM   #7
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Is your other computer running Linux ? If so, might wanna check the xorg.conf on there and compare.
 
Old 03-01-2007, 08:36 PM   #8
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What kind of surface are you using it on, and is it wireless?

Don't laugh, but make sure the receiver isn't too close to the monitor (if a CRT monitor). The electromagnetic noise from a CRT can disrupt the signals from a wireless mouse and create this sort of effect.

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Old 03-01-2007, 10:42 PM   #9
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Ok, I guess I should give you my set up, the mouse is running through a KVM switch and I have three computers connected to it. The mouse works fine on the Ubuntu and Windows computer, but doesn't on the slackware one. And no, it's not wireless.

And texmex, how would I get to the xorg.conf file?
 
Old 03-01-2007, 11:37 PM   #10
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Oh, it's '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' or just search for it.
 
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Oh, it's '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' or just search for it.
I hate to revive a dead topic. But after I find the xorg.conf, how exactly do I edit or change it?
 
Old 03-17-2007, 01:47 PM   #12
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with a text editor ... maybe vim or nano or pico. Remember to be root if you wanna edit system files, and remember to save a backup of the file you're editing.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:43 AM   #13
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Hi,

To the OP, did you try without the kvm switch? Put the mouse on the linux system port instead of through the kvm.
 
  


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