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Old 02-15-2006, 09:06 AM   #1
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mouse isn't working


I am using the latest installment of overclockix, and everything works fine except for my mouse which is a ps2 mouse. Any suggestions would be helpful.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 06:05 AM   #2
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Can you post the 'Section "InputDevice"' section from your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or xf86config), whichever your distro uses. Want to see what your mouse protocol settings look like.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 03:51 PM   #3
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Section "Pointer"

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

EndSection
 
Old 02-16-2006, 08:06 PM   #4
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Well, you might try changing the device to /dev/mouse instead of /dev/psaux. Your protocol is OK because I am running two mice: a ps2 and a usb and I am using the same protocol. Your device will probably be different than mine though. You can test to see if the device works by typing
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cat /dev/mouse
, hit enter, then move your mouse around. If you get garbage on the screen, that's the mouse device. After that, just ctrl+c to kill the command and use whatever device worked as your mouse device. Hope this helped.
 
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I tried cat /dev/mouse and cat /dev/psaux, and they both give me garbage on the screen, however neither in the
XF86Config does anything. Any other suggestions?
 
Old 02-17-2006, 09:25 PM   #6
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Hmmm. The only other thing I can think of to try is to change the protocol to "PS/2" instead of "IMPS/2".
 
  


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