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Old 12-29-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
peguin
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mouse on crack : >


I just installed Fedora Core 2 and the mouse isn't responding properly. I have a weird GE mouse and keyboard set from Compusa going through a LinXcel KVM switch. After checking the mouse isn't on there so I will probably end up buying another set, but would like some input here first. I have the mouse setup as a generic wheel mouse ps2.
Any help would be great THANKS!! in advance!!
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:29 PM   #2
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does the mouse work? try running the cat command on your mouse and see what the result is.
i have suse so i just typed in:
cat /dev/input/mouse0
or
cat /dev/input/mice
 
Old 12-29-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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it does move, but not the direction I want it to. It also acts like I am pressing the button all the time like machine gun. I have so many windows opening it is nuts. I know the mouse and KVM switch works. I am using it in XP and it works great.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 09:50 PM   #4
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To fix similar behavior with my Logitech wheel mouse, I found it necessary to add "psmouse.proto=imps" to the line in grub.conf that boots my 2.6 kernel. This may or may not be correct for your mouse, of course.
 
  


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