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Old 09-02-2003, 01:00 PM   #1
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how to reconfigure mouse to USB?

I have Slackware 9 and a MS Intellimouse Optical USB. On installation I picked PS2 (as I always did with the RH installs) thinking it would work...however it does not. How can I change the default mouse configuration in Slackware 9 to a USB mouse instead of the PS2?

Old 09-02-2003, 11:30 PM   #2
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Look for /etc/X11/XF86Config or it might be XF86Config-4.

There will be a section like this:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

Change "/dev/psaux" to "/dev/input/mice"

if that doesn't work, change it to "/dev/input/mouse0/"

That's how it's done for RedHat, but I can't be sure for Slackware.


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