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Old 02-05-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Hello, I could not find any relevant discussions about my particular question.

I am using pc Linux over a month now, having started with Mandrake Spring 2007.

I am very impressed by PC Linux but find that every so often my mouse become slow or jumpy. A reboot would resolve on most occasions. Although I am increasingly finding that some times I have to reboot 3 or 4 times before mouse would function properly.

I sense this might be inherited from Mandriva which blew on of my mice. I.e. the light would not come on at all, even in windows.

Does anyone know how i might resolve this?
 
Old 02-05-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Don't expect a ubs mulose ever going to work in Linux. It is not recognized.

USB mice offer more prospects.

Linux doesn't blow up mice. Honestly. There is no way to do that.

This mouse that you have now might be defective. Try another one. You might suffer from USB port problems. Try another USB input. Try your mouse in another system.

So far the hardware site.

When it happens, open a console. Type "top" <enter>.
Is there a process eating up all your CPU resources?

Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Search for "Section Inputdevice". Where a mouse is mentioned between "Section Inputdevice" and Endsection, copy this stanza and paste it here.

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Old 02-06-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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the mouse is behaving ok now. but i tried to go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf
even as root but get

bash: /etc/X11/xorg.conf: Permission denied
 
Old 02-06-2008, 08:18 PM   #4
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You have to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, not execute it.

Since you have GUI running, use kwrite or gedit to open it. If you want to be able to save it again, open kwrite as root. ALT-F2, press "options>>" and fill in the dialog with the root user name and pwd.

Alternatively you can open a command shell and use "less" or "nano". For the moment I see NO reason that you should edit it unless you really know what you are doing.

What did you do to get your mouse working properly?

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