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Old 07-05-2003, 11:48 PM   #1
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XF86Config: need to set up for my laptop with different mice

Okay, so the subject wasn't the most descriptive. I currently have a laptop that I use both with the integrated touch pad and a mouse. The problem is that in order to get the mouse working properly I have to use the IMPS2 protocal which doesn't work with my touchpad which needs just PS2.

1) Is there a way to do this with just one config file?

2) If not, I don't mind having two seperate files, but how would I call startx to load one file or the other?

Old 07-05-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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glancing at my XF86Config i see the line:

Option "Protocol" "Auto"

have you tried uncommenting that (or if it's not there...changing it)??

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Old 07-07-2003, 12:27 AM   #3
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This other thread on LQ should get you set up, there are a few examples of different ways that people have made the 2 mice work:

Good Luck
Old 07-07-2003, 10:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I looked at the examples they gave, but I had a slighty different problem. The bios on my dell changes ps2 port back and forth from the touchpad to the mouse depending on which one has input. This would be fine, except that in order to get my external mouse working properly (mouse wheel etc) I had to set the type to ImPS/2. That worked great when the mouse was plugged in, but when I took it out, the touchpad would not work correctly and I would need to go and change the type to just PS/2.

Because both of my devices use the same port, just creating two devices did not work for me. I did create two devices, one for my touchpad with a ps/2 setting and emulate3buttons enabled and another for my external mouse with a ImPS/2 setting, emulate3buttons disabled, and zAxisMapping enabled.

I then created a second server layout and set the corepointer to mouse1 (the one for my touchpad) and called it nomouse. Now, when I need to use X with just the touchpad, instead of just using startx I use:

startx -- -layout nomouse

this startx x with the nomouse layout I created and everything works great. If anyone needs to see my config, let me know.


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