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Old 06-25-2003, 05:19 PM   #1
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Question MouseConfig


i am a total linux/red hat/whatever newbie, I have no shame in admiting that (we all have to start somewhere). i decided to upgrade redhat 8.0 to 9.0. during upgrade everything was fine and my mouse worked fine (ms ps2 wheelmouse).

I have read post after post in frillions of forums and websites, they all recomend opening the mouse configuration tool through various forms and changing settings(mouseconfig)..... Ive tried 2 button/wheel mouse/ps2/serial all with 3 button emulation or without - all with no joy. Im just stuck with 'inasane mouse syndrome' as any movement I get will end up with the mouse acting crazy in the bottom left of the screen and opening random things that I didnt even click on (all just by moving the mouse a bit)!!!!!.
As Im a newb I cant really get to grasps with this without a working mouse, someone please tell me there is some kind of fix and is this a bug?
thanx in advance
hELin
 
Old 06-26-2003, 09:58 AM   #2
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You say you have an M$ mouse. If that's all you've run it under try generic 2 button(ps/2) 3 button emulation. Of course I'd suggest you run it from menu based terminal (Ctrl+Alt+ 1-6) redhat-config-services(or something like that) menu and then reboot.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:30 PM   #3
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stuck with mouseconfig

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You say you have an M$ mouse. If that's all you've run it under try generic 2 button(ps/2) 3 button emulation. Of course I'd suggest you run it from menu based terminal (Ctrl+Alt+ 1-6) redhat-config-services(or something like that) menu and then reboot.
hi, again i have already tried that combination. But i cannot understand why to reboot. does linux work like windows stuff, change a configuration ,then reboot?
i had tried ps/2 generic 2 button, wheel mouse and 3 button emulation combinations. but didn't work. I tried to mkbootdisk via RedHat 9.0 installation CDs. There mouse is recognized as wheel mouse(ps/2). During upgrade of packages, mouse worked OK. however when i boot into red hat linux, mouse goes crazy again. it open random things, behaves as if i have clicked right. i havent still found a solution. may be wrong driver . i have searched through red hat linux forum lists. i have found a similar prolem there. But no solution is provided. i think i had better track bug-lists
waiting for ur suggestions. thanx
hELin
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:36 PM   #4
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Try using the standard PS/2 driver.

If all else fails, open /etc/X11/XF86Config, find the section regarding your mouse, and change it there.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:45 PM   #5
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Try using the standard PS/2 driver.
If all else fails, open /etc/X11/XF86Config, find the section regarding your mouse, and change it there.
hi,

/etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

it is still generic ps/2 2button with 3 button emulation . but still problem exits.
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