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Old 04-29-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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Getting mouse to work under Linux?


Hi there ya'll.

I've just installed a fresh copy of Slack9.0 and I tryed to start KDE (startx) but this tells me that it can't open the mouse device. Now is this mouse not on a port like you see with the new computers (mine is 486) but on some sort of COM port (I recone).

Can anyone tell me how I might get this rodent to do its work

Thnx in advance
 
Old 04-29-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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presumably it will be on /dev/ttyS0 or S1, so the pure way would be to open up /etc/X11/XF86Config and change the mouse device to point to the correct location.
 
Old 04-29-2003, 02:30 PM   #3
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Yeah, most likely its on COM1 if its a serial mouse most likely.

You should be able to make a link to /dev/mouse from /dev/ttys0 which would be the COM1 port.

Try running xf86config and specify during the setup that your using a Generic Serial Mouse, as it should detect and work with that sort of configuration.
 
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Thnx
 
Old 05-01-2003, 07:58 AM   #5
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WHAHAHAHAHAAH! Beautiful, probabley got it to work

But........

can't test it cause my card can't handle the X server (VESA compatible)

Thnx anyway.
 
  


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