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Old 02-11-2005, 02:29 AM   #16
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OK Lintux

1. Linux means NEVER re-installing to fix a little problem - this isn't MSLand :-)

2. Please, please nicely, post the mouse section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf The solution to your problem almost certainly lies in sorting out that file.

You said earlier that you could not do so - why? We only need the uncommented lines, ie those that don't begin with a # Typing those out will take you far less time than re-installing :-)

3 What IS the output of

ls -l /dev/mouse
Old 02-11-2005, 03:12 AM   #17
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To have your original configuration, and start your x without problems, you should run the "xorgsetup" command... it should work, otherwise, you should run "xorgconfig" and choose correctly all your computer components.

About the mouse, you should edit the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf", and change the part relative to the mouse:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

This is my configuration... from my laptop. It works really well (usb and touchpad), maybe for you you need to exchange the "Protocol" -> "ImPS2" and the "Device" -> "/dev/mouse"... but try the several combinations!

I think you just need to try (and combine) this options, and it will work...

See you.

Old 02-11-2005, 08:05 AM   #18
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Originally posted by Lintux
how do I make it use the Vesa conf?
Change to the directory /etc/X11, and do an ls. You'll notice that one of the files left there by the install is xorg.conf-vesa. All you have to do is copy that file to xorg.conf, though it's probably a good idea to make a backup of your existing file beforehand.

The long answer:
#cd /etc/X11
#mv xorg.conf xorg.conf-backup
#cp xorg.conf-vesa xorg.conf
And you're ready to startx. Though, you'll probably notice that in VESA mode, the graphics driver will not support a resolution higher than 1024x768.


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