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Old 07-22-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Switch mice?

hey guys i installed RH9 on the gfs compaq. Problem is, i used an optic mouse on the PS/2 port to instlal it. Whenever she uses a ball mouse on the PS/2 port, i guess it spazzes out and the cursor goes all over.

Anyway to switch it to standard PS2? without having to reinstall? im sure there is.

thanks in advance.
Old 07-24-2005, 02:10 AM   #2
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The solution is easy, however the question took a while to understand. Please ensure your questions are more concise.

At the top of your xorg.conf file located in /etc/X11 folder you will see this at the top

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     " Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
This tells Xorg what to look for regarding mouse, keyboard etc. To load a trackball (or usb mouse etc) you need to tell xorg what to look for by pointing to it's "Identifier"

The "Mouse1" relates to your mouse settings
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Mouse1"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"Device"	"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"	"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Buttons"	"12"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"	"6 4 5 7"
Replace the "Mouse1" with the identifier for the trackball and reload the Xserver - or reboot.


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