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Old 02-26-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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I must have done a stupid while adding a mouse

Hi! I'm relatively new to Linux, I can find my way around it, but not much more than that.

Anyhow, I got a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer from my dad's old comp. The mouse itself works fine, but Redhat 9 doesn't natively support the IM's button layout. I added a section for a the mouse in my XFree86 config file (forgot the name of it, though if I saw it I'd recognize it. It was in /etc/X11).

I did this after reading a webpage of someone who had gotten his IM to work in Linux.

I don't remember exactly what I did after editing the file, but I do know that shortly after this my keyboard quit on me!

I reboot.

It worked fine in the BIOS and even in GRUB, but as soon as the mouse interface for X loaded, no keyboard. I can't even log in to fix it!

The mouse worked the whole time, BTW.

Is there some way I can boot into "command line only" so I can undo that change I made?

Or did I royally Fork my installation?

And any tips of how to fix the KB AND get my Intellimouse working would be greatly appriciated!

Thanks for your time.

Last edited by DZComposer; 02-26-2005 at 02:01 PM.
Old 02-26-2005, 02:08 PM   #2
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when you see the pretty red hat login press "ctrl + F1" or "ctrl + alt + F1". You are now in terminal tty1. Login into that bad boy and do your magic.

"ctrl + F2" ... tty2
"ctrl + F3" ... tty3

"ctrl + F7" ... back to the pretty red hat login.

cool isn't it.


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