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Old 12-19-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
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problems using external ps2 mouse...

i am using slackware 9.1 on a hp pavilion ze4125 laptop. this laptop uses a synaptics notepad so i dled the synaptics drivers and installed them. after doing this i tried to use my external mouse and it didn't work. what should i do to make this possible? plz
Old 12-20-2003, 12:46 AM   #2
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i had to add in a few lines to my XF86Config to get my usb/wireless scroll mouse to work, so you prolly will also

i added:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Mouse2"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
and under Section "ServerLayout":
    InputDevice "Mouse2" "AlwaysCore"
believe thats all of it
i use Slack9.1 and Fluxbox if you wanted to know

Last edited by BrianW; 12-20-2003 at 12:49 AM.


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