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Old 07-08-2002, 02:58 AM   #1
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Slack8.1 usb.i + XFree86 problem

ok, so i got Slackware 8.1 running and all with my USB mouse. except for XFree86 i can not get my mouse working. i have XFree86 setup and loading fine. but no mouse.
i'm using a Logitech USB mouse.
under Command line, it works fine, gpm and etc load up.
any ideas?
Old 07-08-2002, 06:01 AM   #2
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My logitech USB mouse is working fine with this code in the /etc/XF86Config file:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
How my device is setup:

root@guide:/# ls -lh /dev/input/mice
crw-r--r--    1 root     root      13,  63 Jan  8  2001 /dev/input/mice
I hope you can use it
Old 07-08-2002, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thanks theguide, it worked =)
just curious. any reason why(if) it wouldn't work if you symlinked /dev/mouse to it?


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