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Old 08-22-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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old mouse...


hi,

I have a really old mouse (and comp) that is not even a PS/2 port or USB... (i dont know the name of the other possible port...) can any1 tell me how to set it for XFree??

thx
Pier-Luc
 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:45 PM   #2
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I think that is serial RS232 port mouse. ( COM1 or COM2 )
First Xfree config : xf86config
To set this mouse in Xfree you must type : /dev/tty00 or /dev/tty01

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Old 08-22-2003, 10:15 PM   #3
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I already opened that file but i think i puted the wrong info in it, so now i open it with pico but i dont know what to write to set COM 1 when editing it in pico.....
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:03 AM   #4
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Well if it's COM1(WINDOWS NAME) in linux it is actually tty00
tty00 is a file representing the hardware (COM1) and it is in your /dev/ directory. Thats were all the files representing certain devices on your system are placed.

So as a root user type the following in the terminal:
ln -s /dev/tty00 /dev/mouse

This will create a symlink to the device for easier reference to it.

So in your X11 configuration file(usually place in /etc/X11/ directory called "XF86Config") look for the mouse section for the input devices section and there should be a part where which says something like
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

Or something else instead of mouse.
Make sure it is that I just put there.

Kewlies?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 02:04 AM   #5
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hold up are you saying you don't know how to use pico?

vi is actually easier to use but thats my opinion.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 07:52 AM   #6
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Its working now, forgive this...

thx anyway

and if ne1 is getting this prob too http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=84525
 
  


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