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Old 09-25-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Why is my mouse not moving


I am currently running Red Hat Linux kernel 2.4.22 on a 20 node cluster. All of the node boot on Lan from my node 0. Because of it looks like we are going to get hit by a hurricane this weekend, I brought the node 0 home to finish up some work. Ok the problem is an application I norally run requires me to pick folders with the mouse. Normally, I us a two button mouse. When I fired the system up at home with a differenct three button mouse the way I normally pick/drag and drop didn't work. So I hooked up a two button mouse. The two button mouse functioned but didn't work for letting me drag and drop with the middle button. So went back to the two button mouse. I then setup the mouse in X as the correct mouse with 3 buttons emulated (this was done as a user not root.) Mouse seemed to be working I but still couldn't drop. Was looking to try another mouse so rebooted. Ever since, the mouse will not move when X comes up. Though maybe I burnt the mouse port - so I moved the hard drive to another machine which showed the same behavior. I am at a loss at this point but despertly need to get the mouse working. Any ideals let me know
Old 09-26-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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The mouse problem can most likely be fixed by changing the mouse inputdevice section in your xorg.conf file.

What does your xorg.conf file look like? It is located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Mine looks like this:
Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"



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