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Old 07-23-2006, 09:34 AM   #1
Lenard Spencer
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XFree86 - can't move mouse pointer


I just installed XFree86, and after a couple of false starts with testing XF86Config.new got it to detect the mouse (at least that's what the log says). The gray screen with the X in the middle comes up ok, but I can't move it with the mouse. Here are the mouse sections from XF86Config.new:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
# Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

And XFree86.0.log:

(**) Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
(**) Mouse0: Device: "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Mouse0: Protocol: "IMPS/2"
(**) Option "CorePointer"
(**) Mouse0: Core Pointer
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Option "Buttons" "5"
(==) Mouse0: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
(**) Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
(**) Mouse0: ZAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) Mouse0: Buttons: 5
(II) Keyboard "Keyboard0" handled by legacy driver
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

Any ideas?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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does cat-ing the device work?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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Give this a shot instead:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

If the first doesn't work the 2nd one ought to.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #4
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I got it figured out now (kinda). I had the mouse drivers as modules in the kernel, and after a rough couple days at work, I was too tired to go searching through the UDEV and hotplug scripts to try to configure it, so I took the easy way out and recompiled the kernel with the mouse drivers built-in, letting it cook while I took a shower. After installing the recompiled kernel and rebooting, it came up fine.

Thanks for the suggestions, though.
 
  


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