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Old 09-13-2003, 11:39 AM   #1
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Touchpad with Slackware...

Hey I got a DellCPx 650mhz with Slackware 9. And when I just plug in my usb mouse and boot it works fine, but if I dont have it plugged in and boot, it doesnt detect a mouse and I cant use the touchpad (or eraser)

Ive seen other threads say to set my mouse as ps2, how would I do this in slackware?
Old 09-13-2003, 01:00 PM   #2
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I don't know the exact line, and I'm not 100% sure about this, but try checking your XFree86Config ...
Old 09-13-2003, 01:29 PM   #3
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sorry, haven't tried slackware yet, but it seems they like red hat have a mouseconfig tool somewhere in /sbin


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