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Old 07-02-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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configured wrong mouse, please advise!

installed Redhat Linux 8.0. Configured the wrong mouse. Now when I boot up the machine, it lets me type root for username and the password. When it goes brings up the desktop, I can not move the mouse at all. What can I do? I do not want to reinstall the whole thing again. I am sure there is a way to do this...

Thanks a lot!
Old 07-02-2003, 06:35 PM   #2
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Looks like we have identical problems...
Old 07-02-2003, 06:45 PM   #3
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What type of mouse do you have & what does your /etc/X11/XF86Config file show?

Under the Section "ServerLayout" and the Section "InputDevice" (pertaining to the mouse)
Old 07-02-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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figured out!

looking at the deskop, I pressed the combination keys in this order:

(got them from here...

1. Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Backspace] = kill X. Kills your current X session and returns you to the login screen. Use this if the normal exit procedure does not work

2. [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F1]. This takes you to a text console screen.

From there (text console screen), I typed "setup." This brought up a menu of options, one of which was to setup the mouse. I chose "no mouse". It asked me to save the configuration and I chose "yes." This I thought deleted any previous mouse configuration. I once more typed "setup," this time it probed for a mouse on its own. Found the mouse, saved configuration and walla! ti works! thanks for you help people!! I hope this works for other people as well.



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