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Circuit Monkey 03-16-2005 03:30 PM

utter noob wants mouse to work
K, I just went into terminal and configured a new XF86Config wants a filename to write to, and im thinking that I wanna overwrite the active one to get my mouse what might i put for a location/filename?

rose_bud4201 03-16-2005 03:33 PM

If it's just your mouse that's not working, a possibly better solution would be to just edit your existing XF86Config file, rather than taking the risk of overwriting it - especially if you're not 100% sure about everything.

You can edit the existing one as root from a terminal (when the X server isn't running, of course!) using any text-mode editor.

What are the problems you're having with your mouse?

rose_bud4201 03-16-2005 03:35 PM

Also, please don't post the same question in more than one forum. It makes things confusing, and is against the rules.

Circuit Monkey 03-16-2005 03:49 PM

K, sorry...I appreciate the help a lot so I be good...

well neither of my otherwise functional mice work in debian gnome period...I
think I have it configured to wrong port...Um, I know how to get to a Petar@D1000~? prompt
by either running terminal in gnome or hitting ctrl Alt F1 at login...but dont know how to get in root...

so id like to try to edit existing config...dont even know what xserver is...any info appreciated....

Circuit Monkey 03-16-2005 04:57 PM

K, well...Ive gotten to the point where I can log into console as root...but I still need to know just how I can edit the file xf86config frome there...thanks.

dcdbutler 03-16-2005 05:07 PM

I use xorg and not xf86, but the conf files are similar and I think the location of the xf86 conf file should be /etc/X11/XF86config, so try
# pico /etc/X11/XF86config
# nano /etc/X11/XF86config

(nano and pico are easy-to-use text editors - you could also use vi if you know how)

post the section pertaining to you mouse if you have any problems

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