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Old 05-30-2001, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hi, i have change my mouse setting in the mandrake control center, so since ... when i boot mandrake i have no mouse device .... my mouse is a micro$oft optical on USB.

And i can't go directly with my keyboard change the mouse setting.

What can do .... please help ...

Thank's for any answers
Old 05-30-2001, 02:51 PM   #2
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If you can't change it in Mandrake then you have 2 choices:

Re-install (a pain in the ass!)

or change a few lines in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file.

You need to go to the section about 'pointers' and change the two parameters protocal and device so that Mandrake knows what you want. I would use emacs in a console environment.

Press Crtl-Alt-F1 all together you should see a text login point. Login as root.

type emacs

and then press: Ctrl-x and then Ctrl-F

You then have to delete everything from the line below at the bottom, and then type:


You should see a load of text already there. Go down to the pointers section and change the things I said to what you want. To save the file:

Ctrl-x and then Ctrl-s

To exit: Ctrl-x Ctrl-c

Restart and you should have a functioning mouse.

Goto the Mandrake website and ask them what you should put in those two lines, or someone else may know.


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