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Old 01-26-2007, 03:13 PM   #1
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X server problem - Logitech USB mouse [Resolved]


I've got SuSE 10.2, and I was going through sax2 and I changed the mouse driver to "Logitech USB Gaming Mouse" from "Logitech USB receiver" since I thought it would give me additional functionality with my mouse. However, on restarting, the xserver fails to start because it cannot get the mouse to work. How do I reset the xconf file to the previous setting? At the moment I've only got access to the command line.. and I'm a newbie to linux so I'm not really comfortable with the command line.

Any help appreciated.

Edit: Resolved, SaX2 at command line.

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:41 AM   #2
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Do not fear the command line. You need to use it here.

Log on as root.

Open a terminal window.

Change working directory to /etc/X11.

Find the backup copy of xorg.conf.

Copy that back to the active version of xorg.conf.

Here are the commands. First log on as root.
cd /etc/X11
ls -l xorg.conf*
cp xorg.conf.saxsave xorg.conf
Here I have used my SuSE partition for an example.
root> ls -l xorg.conf*
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5524 Jan  5 22:19 xorg.conf
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5398 Jan  5 14:09 xorg.conf.install
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   36 Jan  5 14:28 xorg.conf.md5
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5520 Jan  5 22:19 xorg.conf.nvidia-post
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5398 Jan  5 14:28 xorg.conf.saxsave
These are all of the files named xorg.conf* in my SuSE v10.2 system /etc/X11 directory. Notice the one named xorg.conf.saxsave. You should have one of these.
This is a copy of the original xorg.conf file before you ran sax2. This is the file that you want to copy back to xorg.conf to replace the version that is not working.
Old 01-27-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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Thanks! Such a relief. I think I'll now read up on using the command line so I don't freak out next time I'm faced with it!


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