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Old 07-02-2002, 03:44 AM   #1
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Question mouse howto


In my newly installed slackware 8.1, mouse doesnt work.
I configured the mouse using mouseconfig, it still doesnt work
do I need to restart the machine?
Is gpm really necessary for the mouse to work in X
How do I find out if my mouse is on COM1 or COM2?
 
Old 07-02-2002, 04:44 AM   #2
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do I need to restart the machine?
This isn't windows - no you don't.

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Is gpm really necessary for the mouse to work in X
No, in fact I've heard it can cause problems

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How do I find out if my mouse is on COM1 or COM2?
You look at the back of the PC. COM1 is the first serial port, COM2 is the second.

Possible devices

COM1 - /dev/ttyS0
COM2 - /dev/ttyS1
PS/2 - /dev/psaux
USB - /dev/input/mice
 
Old 07-02-2002, 05:03 AM   #3
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You look at the back of the PC. COM1 is the first serial port, COM2 is the second.
Isnt there any program that detects whether the mouse is on com1 or com2 automatically?
 
Old 07-02-2002, 05:48 AM   #4
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Isnt there any program that detects whether the mouse is on com1 or com2 automatically?
I imagine that you could probe for it (not certain how though), but that seems to me as a very long winded way of doing it! Serial mice are pretty rare these days though, make sure you do have one if you plan to try to read it through a serial port.
 
Old 07-02-2002, 08:39 PM   #5
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Just to add to the first response...

In my XF86config file it has my mouse as /dev/usbmouse

It's a logitech iFeel USB

Other than that, I would just look at the back of my computer. If this is YOUR computer, you could open it up to see which one is labeled as com1 or com2 on the mobo
 
Old 07-02-2002, 10:43 PM   #6
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Some serial mice use the "MICROSOFT" protocol in your /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4) file (mine does). Your comports should be labeled as com 1 & com 2 or A & B .If you have only one external port it could be either, but probably com 1. Make sure it is enabled in the BIOS, it should be in the I/O section.
 
  


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