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Old 02-21-2002, 03:20 AM   #1
Deanodriver
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Slackware 8.0 / X / USB mouse


I just installed Slackware 8.0, and I'm having big problems with the mouse...

It's a USB Logitech mouse, in case you wanted to know.....

whenever I boot, it says /dev/mouse not found (i selected usb mouse in Slack setup)

whenever I type startx, X won't load due to the lack of mouse

I even had problems when I tried a serial mouse and used xf86config again..

I'm a bit of a newbie admittedly, I might go back to Mandrake if this is a bit too hard for me to fix........
 
Old 02-21-2002, 05:51 AM   #2
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if it's a usb mouse, you want your XF86Config file to point to /dev/input/mice and not /dev/mouse. also make sure and use the IMPS/2 protocol.

doesn't anyone use the search feature? i've answered this question about 5 times now...
 
Old 02-21-2002, 07:29 PM   #3
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Re: Slackware 8.0 / X / USB mouse

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Originally posted by Deanodriver
I just installed Slackware 8.0, and I'm having big problems with the mouse...

It's a USB Logitech mouse, in case you wanted to know.....

whenever I boot, it says /dev/mouse not found (i selected usb mouse in Slack setup)

whenever I type startx, X won't load due to the lack of mouse

I even had problems when I tried a serial mouse and used xf86config again..

I'm a bit of a newbie admittedly, I might go back to Mandrake if this is a bit too hard for me to fix........
Along with changing your mouse protocol to ImPS/2 and device to /dev/input/mice in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file, you will want to edit your /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm if you want to use the mouse properly in console mode. The settings you need to use are in this file: /usr/src/linux-2.4.5/Documentation/usb/input/input.txt That should be the correct directory.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 05:44 AM   #4
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thanks everyone

sorry for my late reply
 
  


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