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Old 08-02-2001, 12:16 AM   #1
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I need some help on this one....

this happen to one of my friends updating to suse 7.2 from the ftp and i laugh at him......well the egg is on my face now and i dont know how to fix it. i went and bought the new suse 7.2 and it install correctly.

After i install it and rebooted one good time......the mouse got all jumpy in the login window and also in the xWindows(it started opening windows and stuff it was possesed). I had to ctrl, alt, bs my way out of it.

Has anyone else had that problem, because i need it fix..... so i dont have to use this Windows crap.

Old 08-02-2001, 08:31 AM   #2
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Have you tried reconfiguring X, possibly using a different mouse driver? What kind of mouse do you have and what driver did you use during the install?
Old 08-02-2001, 08:44 AM   #3
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Have tried a different mouse?
Old 08-03-2001, 10:16 AM   #4
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a choice must be made!

uninstall gpm or get another mouse like a logitech, intelliwheels dont fare so well with suse
Old 08-03-2001, 02:43 PM   #5
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Try this in your XF86Config
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "mouse"
  Identifier    "Mouse[1]"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
  Option        "InputFashion"          "Mouse"
  Option        "Name"          "INTELLIPOINT MOUSE PS/2"
  Option        "Protocol"      "imps/2"
  Option        "Vendor"        "MICROSOFT"
  Option        "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
I use this for my MS wheel mouse. 'gpm' gave me some grief so I sent it packing.
Old 06-17-2004, 10:07 PM   #6
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having the same sort of problem

I've installed Fedora Core 1 on a few machines now For the most part the installs have went well, except for me missing a few packages that I wanted but that was easy enough to fix. What my problem is, is that I'll get them up and running and all configured and what have you, then I'll move them into a different room or set them up with a different keyboard and mouse ( that are the exact same models as the ones I set them up with) and the mouse will go all beserko on me. I've tried changing the mouse driver to a generic driver, and I've even tried changing the hardware but it still goes all wierd.

The mouse will sit at the 'start menu' (the red hat thing that shows you all the proggies installed) and whenever i try to move it somewhere else it will jump back down to the bottom of the screen usually clicking on it's own, opening up about 4-5 print managers.

anyone ever see that before? any ideas?

this is very annoying and I can't seem to see what I may have done to upset it so.
Old 06-18-2004, 12:40 AM   #7
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Re: having the same sort of problem

Why don't you post a new thread? Why did you have to revive a thread from 3 years ago because this guy had a mouse problem, and you just happen to have one too?
Old 06-18-2004, 04:37 PM   #8
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why don't you get off your thumbs and try to do something useful, Why don't you try to revive your diplomacy, oh and BTW thanks for all your help


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