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Old 09-16-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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MS Wireless Intellimouse / Slackware 9.0

I have a Wireless Intellimouse and it wont work in X. I run KDE but the problem is when i move my mouse the cursor only moves up and dowd, and when i click the mouse buttons the cursor moves to the right. These are the only action i can get from it. Now ive read some other t hreads on here and a person had a similar problem. But her soloution didnt work for me. Does anyone know what i can do. Be reminded this is a USB mouse.
Old 09-16-2003, 08:03 PM   #2
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not sure what distribution you're using, many times this problem is solved by adding a line containing the word "hid" to your /etc/modules file, not /etc/modules.conf, but /etc/modules. /etc/modules is typically blank except for some comment lines beginning with a "#" sign add the line after those. This gets the hid module loaded before some other modules and has fixed the problem on more than one machine, hope it works for you.
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Check the protocol value of your mouse device in your XF86Config file. It should be IMPS/2, I think.


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