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Old 11-15-2003, 09:58 AM   #1
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cannot change mouse config

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Okay, so I am running Mandrake 9.1 (bamboo) on a Sony VAIO portable with an internal PS2 mouse. One day I decided that it was very annoying using the trackpad all the time and I wanted to install an external mouse (generic two button, COM1). The "looking for new hardware" test didn't detect the mouse on startup, so I changed it manually to a COM1 in the mandrake control center. When I restarted I was left without a mouse to use at all in my Mandrake. I went as root to the /etc directory and I found confg files. The mouse is listed as PS2, but the graphical client of Mandrake will have none of it...
What gives??
Old 11-15-2003, 10:44 AM   #2
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"the graphical client of Mandrake will have none of it..."

You have to change your mouse configuration in /etc/XF86Config-4.I think that the Mandrake program to configure X Window is called XFdrake or something verysimilar.

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