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Old 06-02-2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question USB Optical Mouse


How do you configure a Slackware machine to recognize a USB optical mouse?
 
Old 06-02-2007, 11:32 PM   #2
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Usb mouses usually work out of the box for me.
Did you run mouseconfig ?
 
Old 06-02-2007, 11:54 PM   #3
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Also, what kernel are you running ?
 
Old 06-03-2007, 12:09 AM   #4
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mouseconfig helped.
 
Old 06-07-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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how do i run mouseconfig?

typing it into konsole does nothing

Thanks
 
Old 06-07-2007, 06:05 PM   #6
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RE: mouseconfig

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Originally Posted by tomcdyer
how do i run mouseconfig?

typing it into konsole does nothing

Thanks
mouseconfig is in /usr/sbin, and at least on my system, is not in the user's $PATH.

Simply put, you have to be root to do it.

It's a system configuration anyway, so that makes sense.

You can

$ su -c mouseconfig

And then you will need to supply the root password.

(The $ represents the user prompt; you don't type it.)

As always, be careful when root!
 
Old 06-08-2007, 01:15 PM   #7
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Thanks,

BTW im not a linux newbie
 
  


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