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Old 08-14-2005, 04:31 AM   #1
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help - lost mouse !

After messing about with the mouse settings in YAST it is now not working.

Please can someone help, is there a keyboard shortcut, or a way of rolling it back or something


Old 08-14-2005, 05:03 AM   #2
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Try one of thefollowing to get into yast again and correct Your misconfigured mouse in Hardware settings:

in console: go there with Ctrl-Alt-F1. Type: yast(enter)
in X, with KDE: Press Alt-F2, type in the upcoming window the command "yast", klick on the button "execute".
in X, with KDE: Press Alt-F1, now You are in the K-Menü and You can navigate to the yast-entry.

The described shortcuts can vary because they may change sometimes from KDE Version to KDE Version. I use SuSE 9.3 with KDE 3.4.0 Level "b"

Last edited by [|RoA|]RoadRunner; 08-14-2005 at 05:05 AM.
Old 08-14-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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thanks for reply

The problem I think is slightly different now.

I stumbled across the shortcut in suse of alt F1 from there i could navigate to yast>mouse

As soon as the mouse type selection page opens the mouse pointer will work.

If I change to a workable mouse apply then exit all is well

If I reboot the mouse will not work again and I have to repeat the above


Old 08-14-2005, 02:20 PM   #4
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You could run "sax2" and it will auto configure your mouse.
Old 08-15-2005, 03:20 AM   #5
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You could open "/etc/X11/x*" and change the the specified path of the mouse. Paths that usually work are /dev/mouse, /dev/input/mice, /dev/psaux, /dev/usbmouse. It depends on which distro you are using, but changing that should fix your problem.
Old 08-15-2005, 05:08 AM   #6
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i initially don't start this thread. But my Computer had create the same problem which found by ceborame.

The YaSt found the Mouse at usb-port again, and ask if i would to configure it automatically. I click on Yes ( with the USB-mouse! ) . All seems okay until i start the computer again. Rest of the story like ceborame.

Now, i look in this thread and try the first tip, which i found it may be useful, and it works.

Thanks, fatblueduck. In the /etc/X11/xorg.conf i change the entry in the mouse section from /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mice. This entry brings the solution. I use this entry in an other distro ( LFS ), so i tried this first.
After XServer-restart YaSt deteted the mouse one more time, but i said yes again to the automatic configuration. My xorg.conf entry still exist and after a PC-restart the Mouse is still in function.
Maybe this helps on ceborame's PC, too?

YaSt sucks again, but the linux community is great.




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