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Hello all. I've just come from version 12 to 12.2 and I'm suddenly having issues with a basic PS/2 mouse. I've been searching for over two hours and I've made multiple adjustments to xorg.conf with no luck. Apparently, I'm more of a newbie than I thought.
Would someone be so kind as to give me a hand? Has anyone else had this sort of issue with 12.2?
On many systems, the xf86-input-synaptics driver requires the psmouse kernel
kernel module be loaded without any special options. This poses a problem on a
default Slackware installation, as /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse causes the psmouse
module to load with the imps protocol. This is easily fixed though :-)
First, edit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse so that it looks like this (note
that we're simply commenting out the last line):
# PS/2 mouse support:
# The default options when the psmouse module is loaded will completely
# break the mouse if you change consoles with several models of KVM
# switches. Therefore, we'll have it use the imps protocol here, which
# is a more basic protocol that is less likely to cause problems with
# the mouse. If you'd rather use the kernel default options, just
# comment out the line below. If you'd rather choose your own options,
# then edit the line below as desired.
#options psmouse proto=imps
Next, unload and reload the psmouse module (do this as root):
modprobe -r psmouse