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Old 11-30-2001, 12:02 AM   #1
sbrattt
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Angry mandrake 7.2 and intellimouse!


i've been having a really frustrating problem here...

using mandrake 7.2 on a home-built computer with an a-bit KA7-100 motherboard and an ATI xpert 128 video card. i'm having problems with my intellimouse on PS/2.

the mouse works; even the wheel works, in the sense that it can do whatever i want it to. the problem is that every minute or so it likes to spazz out on me and jump around the screen.

most of the time it jumps to the top right corner of the screen, but often it will just go any where it wants and it opens up a menu or icon. i'll be programming in vi and sometimes if i move the mouse it will jump and it will copy and paste random sections of text throughout the file... it's really chaotic how it will do this.

i checked XF86Config and this is what it looks like:

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

I tried changing the option "protocol" to "IMPS/2" but that didn't change anything. harddrake has no effect either... the strange thing about it is that it's never able to properly detect the mouse; even if i tell it that the mouse is an intellimouse it will stay set to standard and it wil detect it as unknown.

judging from the forums, it sounds like the intellimouse has caused problems that were kind of similar to this, but no solutions offered have worked for me, and i haven't heard of the problems being as bad as this.

any suggestions?... thanks
 
Old 11-30-2001, 12:13 AM   #2
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ok... i had a scary second there where i didn't know what i was posting about... but it passed... ok...

anyway... i had a very similar problem a while back, with the mouse jumping around the screen and usually to a corner... the problem was that the mouse cord was frayed and i needed to get a new one. this took an annoyingly long time to discover.
 
Old 11-30-2001, 05:33 PM   #3
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didn't work...
 
Old 12-01-2001, 04:49 AM   #4
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no idea about the mouse, if it's any use, my wheelmouse is set up with

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"


but anyway...
isa.... you're a tit ehh?
 
Old 12-01-2001, 07:11 AM   #5
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ditto here

my config file is the same as acids when it comes to the mouse
 
Old 12-01-2001, 01:45 PM   #6
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been there, done that...

everything has been set the way it was supposed to be...

does the stuff i mentioned about harddrake not retaing settings have anything to do with this?
 
Old 01-23-2002, 07:41 AM   #7
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This works Redhat 7.2 maybe it will work for you

Change the followings files to the following and restart.

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection


/etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "imps/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"
ZAxisMapping 4 5


Hope this helps
 
Old 01-23-2002, 01:24 PM   #8
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I've had this exact problem before... wrong mouse driver.. or incompatible anyhow.

I have a Microsoft Intellimouse now and have to use the most generic driver. Anything else I use produces the affect that you are getting.
 
  


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