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I have googled this for many hours and can not find an answer, I am using xfce slack 14. This is my wife's computer, when she logs into slack the mouse is very jumpy and the keyboard does not work at all. I have switched the mouse, kboard, etc and tried so many things found on the net that I can not even remember them all. I can log in as root or guest and everything works as normal. I have used slackware for many years but I have had very poor luck tracing this down. If anyone has a suggestion I would sure appreciate the help. Hp 51 pentium 4 at 2.53 768 meg memory Slackware 14
does the computer boot to runlevel 3 or 4? Can your wife use the mouse with another windowmanager e.g. fluxbox? Which files are in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/?
Are there any mousesettings configured with XFCE?
Thanks for the quick reply! It boots into run level 3 and the mouse and kboard works fine as root xfce & guest xfce. I am not at home now but will check the other in a few minutes. I do not see any errors with dmesg or system log.
When the computer boots to runlevel 4, there are different scripts sourced (by the login-manager). You could in runlevel 3 as root execute "telinit 4" and then start an XFCE-session. If it works this way, it is very likely that the configuration in your wife's homedirectory is messed up.
Well, one can copy the files from /usr/Share/X11/xorg.conf.d/ into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
Normally this is useful if one needs another keyboard-layout, but there are also configfiles for the mouse and evdev. But note that if you have a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, it will override the settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
I'd try out another windowmanager, when logged in as your wife, use xwmconfig and select for example fluxbox or twm or what ever.
I set the wm to fluxbox and it works fine, no problems whatsoever. I copied all files from usr/share/x11/xorg.conf.d over
to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and renamed xorg.conf to xorg.conf.old and still had the same results. I believe it is something
to do with xfce.
I did as Marcus suggested except I went to /home/wife/.config/xfce4 and erased xfce4 and copied the xfce4 from guest over to
/home/wife/.config/. As of now the thing is working fine, but I am not ready to consider in solved. The first thing I tried was just renaming the /home/wife/.config/xfce4 to xfce.old and letting it write a new one, but that failed to work any better.
I sure appreciate the help on this, I will try it a day or two and see if it is ok.
Last edited by zrdc28; 11-09-2012 at 08:12 PM.
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