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Old 03-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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optical usb mouse


I'm trying to install my optical usb mouse on my laptop. looking through some forums I saw to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file, but I can't seem to access it. How do I change the configuration?

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Old 03-25-2007, 09:14 PM   #2
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ugg, I tried to switch the mouse setting to usb optical, and now nothing works. I can't seem to navigate anywhere now. Is there like a "windows button" to go back to the setting menu to switch back?
 
Old 03-25-2007, 09:36 PM   #3
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Some useful information you should provide in any request for assistance would be things like what distro you're using (put it in your profile), exactly what changes you made and how, and what anything else that actually relates to your problem.

You can boot your system with a LiveCD, mount your Linux / partition, and edit your file from there using any text editor. Save your changes, and reboot.

It's always a good idea to make a back up copy of an important config file before editing it.
 
Old 03-25-2007, 09:51 PM   #4
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ugg, I tried to switch the mouse setting to usb optical, and now nothing works. I can't seem to navigate anywhere now. Is there like a "windows button" to go back to the setting menu to switch back?
Ditto everything manonm said, you've not given a lot of info to help you diagnose this. Regardless, I've never had a problem with a USB mouse working w/o any configuring, etc, under any distro.

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:44 PM   #5
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I guess that's why I'm a Newbie.

I think I have Red Hat with the Fedora Core. The CDs came with the book "Linux for non-Geeks".I've been having a hell of a time trying to install it seeing as my CD rom drive crapped out on me so I had to set my USB pen drive to boot the computer, then copy an image of the installation CD to the harddrive since this installation package doesn't allow me to install it straight off the pendrive. Marybe I should just start all over with another distro. I'm still afraid something similar will still happen. Even though I booted from the pendrive to install linux, the installed linux os won't even recongnize the pendrive in the hardware manager. Since y CDrom isn't working, is there a Linux equivalent to a "Windows 98 boot disk" with basic commands, text editor, and disk management?

Thanks,
Jason
 
Old 03-26-2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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Ok. First thing's first.

Replace your cdrom. They aren't exactly expensive.

Second, download a current copy of a distro for which you actually know the name and version.

Third, read this http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
  


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