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Old 02-08-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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xorg driver for mouse


Have installed Simplicity Linux to the hardrive of a little netbook. Only one thing - Have to change the mouse to left hand every time I boot up. Beside the checkbox is a reference to an xorg driver being needed. I don't have a clue. Are there any tricks to store the setting? I have used the search and tried what I found but no cigar

Simplicity - Desktop1601Final full install. No cloud for me.

Mouse - Microsoft wireless mobile mouse 3500

Computer - HP Mini netbook
 
Old 02-10-2016, 11:48 AM   #2
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I have Parkinson's and my right hand is next to useless for the mouse (and many other tasks).
There is no response because it is a right handed world so MODERATOR please delete my thread as it appears I cannot
 
Old 02-10-2016, 02:33 PM   #3
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There are several ways to skin this cat.

Traditionally started X server sources ~/.Xmodmap, so you can put "pointer = 3 2 1" in it. If your X does not source it you can run xmodmap from your X startup script. Or you can configure it in xorg.conf. Google will tell how.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 10:27 PM   #4
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OK. Thanks for the try.

Over the past month I have opened and closed, changed and saved. messed up and had to use vi from the command line to recover.

FOUND IT (I hope)

/root/.config.lxsession/LXDE/desktop.conf

Change LeftHanded=0
To LeftHanded=1
 
Old 02-10-2016, 10:51 PM   #5
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Well, it lasted 4 reboots so I guess that has to be it. Put a shortcut to it on my desktop just in case
 
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you do not need to reboot, probably a:
service lightdm restart
or similar would be sufficient, it depends on your os and display manager
 
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Do not run X as root!
 
Old 02-11-2016, 09:49 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Do not run X as root!
You don't use Puppy so you will have to read up on it before you make such a comment.

It runs as root. This ain't Slackware or Arch

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:54 AM   #9
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you do not need to reboot, probably a:
service lightdm restart
or similar would be sufficient, it depends on your os and display manager
It is a netbook. It gets rebooted every time I take it out of the bag. No biggie. Tried forced powerdown, powerdown, reboot and halt from the command line to be absolutely sure
 
  


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