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Old 07-18-2001, 08:58 PM   #1
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new mouse won't work


Red hat 6.2on i486 with Gnome. New mouse doesn't work. Logitech track ball corded. I see in gnome devices an option to adjust threshold. It is a bit over halfway now.. Or do I change something in dev? My old one is going out fast, so please help!
 
Old 07-18-2001, 09:01 PM   #2
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okay,
when did you change this mouse? While it was running or did you power down and reboot?
 
Old 07-18-2001, 09:13 PM   #3
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anyhow do this,
I am assuming since it is a mouse problem that you are running x!(brillinat huh!)
type this at command prompt logged in as root:

xconfigurator
this will set up, a file in /etc/X11 this is the configuration file of your monitor and video, along with mouse.
(for monitor and video choose the defualt selected if working ok)
after this you can always go back and edit it using

xf86config


hope this puts you in the right direction
 
Old 07-18-2001, 09:47 PM   #4
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Fast reply. I'm in X and just tried to unplug the old and plug in the new one. Did not reboot. I'll try that. The old one was a three button and the middle didn't work I had to simulate it with the left and right at the same time. The new one has a wheel in the middle. I found a web page about this but it looks pretty complicated, and I've screwed up my system royally already. - running x in root now.





The rest you've lost me on. I did not set up my system so...



I got welcome to KUDZO when I rebooted. I normally don't get that so apparently the new mouse was detected, but I ignored it and let it go on and boot. New mouse didn't work. Old one did when I switched them after booting.: Guess I'll enter into that KUDZO thing that detected new hardware and wanted set up directions? I don't know what to enter after xconfig as you instruct. Much less editing it later.

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Old 07-18-2001, 10:27 PM   #5
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you are correct to use kudzu to configure your new mouse, my instructions are for 7.1. Any how it should let you configure your mouse.

Good luck.
 
Old 07-18-2001, 10:42 PM   #6
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OK. Before I go in tto it and possibly lose use of the mouse I have working a little, any suggestions what I'll select or enter in kudzu?
 
Old 07-18-2001, 10:46 PM   #7
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It will give you options to change other settings as well, just select the default that it brings up for monitor and video, but when you get to mouse choose the one that fits the new mouse! As long as you leave the other settings alone you will be ok.

You'll do just fine!

 
Old 07-18-2001, 10:51 PM   #8
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Thank you and I hope someone helps you sometime when you need it! I really appreciate your time.
 
Old 07-18-2001, 11:00 PM   #9
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Your welcome! All Taken care of?
 
Old 07-19-2001, 01:28 AM   #10
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That was fun. Kudzu went straight to the mouse option. remove configuration, save configuration or ignore it (something like that). I removed it waiting for new options to come up. None - just booted up with no mouse configuration. And I can't get into X (familiar problem I've had). I search around and find mouseconfig. that looks pretty good and takes me into a q & a on type of mouse (none of which apply). I have a ps-2 so try those options. Nothing. I found a read me file in /usr/X11..../mouse.sonfig (something like that) where I read that although I have a ps2, I have to enter it as a serial since I do have a ps-2 to serial adapter at the end of my new mouse. Tried all the logitech and generic options. New mouse dead. Finally gave up at the 2 button generic and plugged my old one back in. At least it still worked. I did get into the new mouse earlier today to see if I could switch out the plugs. I could have damaged the circuit board inside. I'll get it switched for another one in case that is the problem and try again. I did not reboot after these attempts as /etc/sysconfig/mouse showed each change to be in place. Well, thanks for asking how it went, anyway.

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Old 07-19-2001, 02:19 AM   #11
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Sorry that did no do it. So you are back to square one? The mouseconfig should have worked according to RH!

Isnt this fun!
 
Old 07-19-2001, 02:32 AM   #12
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I know this sounds like windows, but there was once a time when I had to reboot twice. The first boot removes the old configuration and the second boot created the new configuration.

This is not the roper way to do things, but it is a good way to let kudzu do all of the work.
 
Old 07-21-2001, 09:25 PM   #13
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Thanks - solved. It seems I bought not one but two defective ps2 to serial adapters. Now all the mice work and I guess I'll have a little mouse party tonight with the 8 I bought trying to get a match before I return the other 7..
 
Old 07-21-2001, 09:43 PM   #14
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Be careful hot plugging ps/2 devices.

You can damage the motherboard. Power it down first. I know people do this but I saw someone fry a new one.

Computers run on smoke, if you let the smoke out of it, it will not work anymore.
 
  


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