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Old 11-29-2006, 11:35 PM   #1
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trying to mouse it


Great just a minor problem I am glad I learned shortcut keys awhile back and some of them still work. The problem is my mouse stays in the middle of the screen the whole time using the KDE environment. I tried using the #xorgconfig but I did not want to change everything like the grpic card setting, since they work as is. I just want to get the mouse to work. When I did setup I did the PS/2 which it is so I don't see what the problem is. It is an HP PS/2 looks simular to this
Is there another command meant just for the mouse?
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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Most of the problems I have seen on the board relate to USB mouse, would the same method of changing PS/2 to IMPS/2 would help me any or is more to it than that?
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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does your mouse work before you do startx? if it does then keep the settings to Auto.
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:59 PM   #4
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i don't even see my mouse during LILO, BIOS setup, or login in. After I get the mouse to work properly I will set it to automatically start with GUI. So the only time I see the mouse is when i start the KDE
 
Old 11-30-2006, 12:22 AM   #5
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This what i am about to try to see what I have for /dev/mouse

Get Your X Server Working
4) run xf86config. This is where you set up your X server. This can be frustrating. Read a lot. I like to make sure X is working here before I go any further. If you are new to Linux, it sure is helpful to have X up and running right off the bat. One tip, if you have a scroll wheel mouse and it isn't scrolling properly, edit your xf86config file to read something like this:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Hopefully it will help me out some
 
Old 11-30-2006, 12:38 AM   #6
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While installing Slackware did you enable GPM?
 
Old 11-30-2006, 01:32 AM   #7
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Uh I left everything as is so uh where would it ask me for GPM sorry for being a noob
 
Old 11-30-2006, 01:39 AM   #8
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I did a full install also so that should have been included
 
Old 11-30-2006, 02:08 AM   #9
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During boot up you will be able to see wether GPM is starting or not ... one of the messages will be for GPM specifically. GPM allows you to use your mouse even in Command Line Interface.
IF GPM is not working , do as root

%chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm

and restart.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 02:23 AM   #10
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okay i always see starting gpm: /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/mouse -t ps2 but i will check if that helps, still i don't see the reason for the mouse in the prompt but i will check if that helps. Also I see in /dev/mouse directory inside of KDE alot of icons called mouse 1 - 15 what do i open those files in and do i need all of those mouses?
 
Old 11-30-2006, 02:56 AM   #11
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pls post your xorg.conf file....
 
Old 11-30-2006, 02:56 AM   #12
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yea just like i thought it loads at startup so when i typed /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm it responded with [10o.oops(): [startup.c(119)]: gpm is already running. So i am using the huge26.s kernal do you think that is the reason why.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:00 AM   #13
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Tell me something, as soon as you log in to your comp through the Command line, before you type startx
if you move your mouse , can you see the mouse pointer on the screen?
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:22 AM   #14
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nope (not to my knowledge)

and than i don't think so, my screen is black with white letters if the mouse is black interface (which i doubt, i remember it being gray with earlier Linux) and if it is on the screen it want be seen since the screen is majority black.
 
Old 11-30-2006, 03:28 AM   #15
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To say this is my third time installing my mouse never did work, I thought it was because i wanted to use blackbox but it doesn't seem that way anymore. Now that I actually have the system in a bootable position is their a command to test what /dev/mouse is actually doing?
 
  


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