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Old 06-08-2007, 08:14 PM   #1
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Slack 11.0 mouse config

I am dual-booting Slack 11.0 on a ThinkPad T42P. My mouse is a Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical USB. I've tried USB mouse, PS/2 and Microsoft PS/2 without success. What should go in xorg.conf?

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Can you post your kernel version & your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file .
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In the mouse InputDevice section, try:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/mouse"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
You really only need "4 5" in the ZAxisMapping; mine gets configured with "4 5 6 7" by the ATI configuration (and it works just fine).

Also, be sure to check what /dev/mouse is pointing at - it should, with a USB mouse,look like this:
ls -al /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2007-06-09 08:44 /dev/mouse -> input/mice
Be sure to stop and restart X when you change things.


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