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Old 01-22-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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Mouse Drivers

I posted before about this problem but i have it a little more narrowed down now and am looking for answers to specific questions.

Basically my mouse driver is not working becuase hte ubttons dont do what they should in X11. I am not entirely sure if this is X11 or the drivers or the window manager (fluxbox). What would most likely effect my mouse (it goes to the lft of the screen on left click and on right click will not open desktop menu)

That problem is with a ps/2 mouse two buttons
I have tried to use a usb mouse however when i boot linux (slackware) with the usb mouse plugged in it pauses on the boot for a long time first at hardware detection (naturally) then later on ssh server (what is that?).
So, how do i make my plug and play usb optical mouse work with slackware linux without taking an hour to boot? IF someone could simply point me to a guide that might help or something or explain any questions i would be most appreciative.
Old 01-23-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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I don't know about your mouse problems but the ssh server is about remotely logging to your computer securely (all communications are crypted). If you don't need to remotely loggin to your computer, you can deactivate your ssh server, you probably have a ssh server starting script in /etc/init.d probably called ssh or sshserver.
do chmod -x ssh (or whatever your script is called) as root to deactivate it at boot time. It will remove the execution rights on this script and your startup script will not start it.

For your ps/2 mouse problems, it looks like a fluxbox parameter problem but I don't know anything about fluxbox sorry (I use gnome).
I don't know how hardware detection work and can be deactivated in slackware either. I hope someone will answer this, good luck.

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