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Old 02-12-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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Question Xorg.conf settings keep changing

Hi everyone, I am running Mandriva 2006 on a Dell Inspiron. I have a synaptics touchpad and an IBM external mouse. I think using the IBM mouse is causing my settings to change because for a few months, I have had no problems. I just recently started using an external mouse, and that's when the problems started. Here's the issue:

In the Xorg.conf file, I like my bottom edge on the synaptics set to something like 5200 (4200 is default). I do this because I am always hitting the horizontal scroll on accident and browsing back or forward through history. I cant stand this because I may be typing at a forum like this, then move my mouse to the submit button, and it changes the page losing my typing.. So, setting it to 5200 has so far worked by making the bottom edge unreachable. But, now that I use an external mouse also, it defaults back to 4200 after every reboot. Is there any way I can correct this either by changing the default for the bottom edge, or just turning off the h-scroll all together? Thanks
Old 02-13-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Mandriva has an automatic hardware detection application called harddrake; that's what's causing your problem in all probablility. Open a console and run:

$ su
<enter root password>
# mcc

that will bring up the Mandrake Control Center(mcc). Go into System>Enable or disable services. Look down the list for harddrake and untick the "On boot" box and stop the service. Make whatever changes you want to your mouse/touchpad configuration. They should stay this time and survive a reboot.
Old 02-13-2006, 11:56 PM   #3
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Thanks! That works for now. My only concern is when I do change hardware. But that's another issue, another day. Atleast I know that harddrake is causing it and I can try to search for configuration stuff to tailor to my needs. Thnks again!


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