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Old 08-26-2001, 02:01 AM   #1
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mouse wont work - HELP PLZ -

I have just installed red hat 7.1. But on booting it up I find that the mouse isnt working. it was during the install.
The mouse is a microsoft serial mouse. which is what i selected during installation.

I am very much a newbie to linux - so if there is a solution please tell me with lots of details.

Thanks for your help!
Old 08-26-2001, 04:13 AM   #2
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Don't know about RH but this worked for me in MD.

Log out of X and log into console as root. When you have logout and if you don't know how to get a prompt press Ctrl + Alt + F1 at the same time.

at the prompt type ' cd /usr/sbin' without the quotes and press enter.

type 'mouseconfig' without the quotes and press enter.

select the mouse you think appropriate or go through most of them untill you get the one thats right.

once done type 'startx' and press enter and try the mouse. If not working rince and repeat untill you get it, if you can get it.

Like I said I'm not sure about RH as whether it has the mouseconfig file. If you try the above please post for It would be nice to know if it works on RH.
Old 08-26-2001, 06:34 AM   #3
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In RH7.0 mouse settings are in the setup menu. Type setup in a terminal and you're away.
Old 08-26-2001, 03:59 PM   #4
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thanks for the reply.

ok i got to a terminal and had a tinker round in the mouse configerations but with joy. when i try to go back to the gui, by typing startx i get a server error and have to reboot.

and the mouse still isnt working


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