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Old 10-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #1
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Mandrake Mouse Problem

ok, i went into the mandrake configuration and changed my mouse type from PS2 standard mouse to USB in order to use my other mouse. unfortunately my other mouse doesn't seem to want to work now, so i can't move the cursor. is there some way i can change back to standard PS2 mouse?
Old 10-09-2003, 02:45 PM   #2
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I've had a similar problem: I once plugged in a PS/2 mouse, but switched back to my USB mouse.
I'm almost sure you mean the mouse in XFree, so have a look at /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
This is what my InputDevice section looks like.
Yours, at this time, would look a bit like this one, but that's not what you want, ofcourse.
I'd say, first run (the text mode) drakconf, then configure your mouse the right way with it.
If that doesn't work, check the option "Device" and set the "Protocol" to "auto".
And if that doesn't work, or you aren't very content with having to move your mouse briskly up and down everytime you start X, (like I had to) post your XFree86Config.

Last edited by wuck; 10-09-2003 at 02:46 PM.
Old 10-10-2003, 01:59 PM   #3
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thanks, a bit of playing about and i managed to get my mouse working again


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