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Old 07-23-2001, 11:49 PM   #1
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Angry mouse config

Okay, I am very new to linux. I need to know how to reconfigure x, specificly my mouse. I just installed Slackware 8 on a 166 K5 and I am using a serial mouse and I used the standard microsoft serial mouse driver but when I went into x as soon as I touch the mouse it went into the top right conder and wouldn't move. This mouse worked fine when I was using Windows and when using the QNX floppy demo. So, am I using the wrong driver? If so which one do I use?
Old 07-24-2001, 07:34 AM   #2
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to reconfigure X, type xf86config at the command. for your mouse, you could try a generic mouse driver and not the microsoft driver.
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just to add on to trickykid, i always use a generic driver for my mouse no matter what brand the mouse actually is
Old 07-24-2001, 01:36 PM   #4
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Okay, I'll try that. I will let you know if it dosn't work, thanks.
Old 07-24-2001, 03:30 PM   #5
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Unhappy still having problems...

Well, first off their is no generic serial mouse option. So I tried the bus and ps2 drivers with no luck. Any more suggestions?
Old 08-13-2002, 08:16 PM   #6
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I got the SAME PROBLEM!?!?!?! I tried every mouse option. i have a cheap Tech Solution 3 dollar serial mouse....... When it loads into STARTX the mouse will move the second I touch it but it goes 1 inch from the upper right corner and stays there.....

Ive used every mouse option ps2,serial 2 or 3 button,logitech,wacom... and all the com ports 1-4.......

Does anyone know how to fix this???????????
Using Slackware 8.1
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sorry to wake up an old thread but did some one get the answer to this


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