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i installed slack 8.1 with xfs and nearly everything went well.
the mouse (i tried ps2, serial) is my big problem. this little beast didn't want to work- not at console neither in X11!
i'm absolut sure that there is no hardware-defekt, because it's working well in my other linux-installation(RH7.3-reiserfs) on the same machine.
i already checked some logfiles-but for me everything looked fine!?
please give me an advice where to look for the reason of my problem.
i run mouseconfig, "x11config" and i checked the configfiles in /etc; they seemed to be ok (looking like files of working distros), i mean when i tried a ps2 then entry was like that and when i tried a serial one, the entries were set to serial.
after changing i stopped and start again the "mouseserver".
i connected in case of ps2-mouse to the ps2-port the one beside the keybord ;-)
in case of the serial one to the serial port.
i think the fact that the mouse worked well (without ANY changes) with another distro prove that the connection was ok!?
I have the same problems... almost
The symtom is a flickering mouse that make gigant leaps .. not usable in X but ...
The mouse is working in console but not in X ...
gpm is started with
gpm -R raw -m /dev/psaux -t imps2
it helped me to find out, that i'm becoming old- sorry i took the wrong ttyS ! :-(( STUPID me!!
the serial mouse is working now (console and X11)! so thanx to all.
the ps2 (i used a very cheap wireless-not opt.- one from the supermarket at the corner and a "classical" with cable made by DELL) didn't want to work.
btw before i tried the ps2 i changed the link ...mouse to psaux.
any further ideas how i could check the ps2-port under slack 8.1?