Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 0
Gnome Debian Etch VMWare mouse problem

So I've been running on Vista/VMWare Player/Debian Etch/Gnome for several months, doing more complicated development using Eclipse. I decided to try and fix an annoying thing where I have to type a space after the quote, otherwise I get the Unicode char, which gcc does not like.

So I see some comments about editing xorg.conf in the Input Device Keyboard Layout section, which I did (saving the previous version), reboot, and now.... Mouse quit working??... hmmmmm

So I use keyboard shortcuts to restore the old xorg.conf - no luck.

It occurs to me I have not rebooted this image in several weeks, at least, so maybe these are not related to the xorg.conf at all, and my mouse driver was osed up such that the reboot showed the problem.

Any ideas out there? I know very little about how the mouse is configured, it's been working from day one -

Old 12-16-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: The Tropics
Distribution: Slackware & Derivatives
Posts: 2,472
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 128Reputation: 128
One idea. Use virtualbox. Much better IMHO.
Old 12-17-2007, 01:51 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jul 2007
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Solved - a little -

As part of some driver testing, I had rebuil a generic kernel, with minimal drivers, then I rebooted withought realizing it would be used the next time - ouch!

all better now


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mouse Drag and Drop fails on Debian Etch jimmy512 Debian 3 11-23-2007 03:32 PM
Debian etch - PS2 mouse port problem kehkok Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 05-24-2007 07:55 AM
Jumpy mouse pointer on Debian Etch hacker supreme Linux - Hardware 1 05-06-2007 06:10 AM
LXer: VMware on Debian Etch 4.0 LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 05-01-2007 04:16 AM
LXer: How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0 (Etch) LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-26-2007 10:46 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:17 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration