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  1. #1
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    X in Slack

    I just got Slack 8.1 RC2 installed. It uses X 4.2.0

    The only problem that I have is with my mouse. It's just a plain PS/2 Intellimouse. It's entry in XF86Config is JUST like this:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier"Mouse1"
    Driver"mouse"
    Option"Device"    "/dev/psaux"
    Option"Protocol"  "IMPS/2"
    Option"Buttons""3"
    Option"ZAxisMapping""4 5"
    EndSection
    Now what is wrong with that?? When I try and move the mouse in X it jerks to the top right of the screen. now I have seen this kind of thing in a bug (back in X 3.3.x with GDM). I killed GDM and even tried scrolling my mouse wheel (the old work around) but nothing works.

    I just dont know what's going on with it. I used xf86cfg to do it and it screwed up, so I tried xf86config + checking it by hand and it STILL screws up!!!

  2. #2

    Re:X in Slack

    hello,
    not sure about slack but in debian i used gpm-config to set up the mode in console mode and then X picked up the device.

    I use a logitech - which should not matter
    your entry differes from mine in that I use a USB mouse and it is device zero...

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
            Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
            Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    EndSection

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    Re:X in Slack

    I finally just gave up and plugged a USB mouse in, using /dev/input/mice and it works now. idk why my PS/2 mouse doesnt work, omg.; >

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    Re:X in Slack

    If you install gpm, then that will set up your mouse for you as a PS/2 on /dev/psaux, then in X setup you tell it its a microsoft mouse on /dev/gpmdata.
    I had exactly the same problem
    CP

  5. #5

    Re:X in Slack

    I have a logitec PS/2 mouse installed on my Slackware box and i use /dev/mouse not /dev/pasux since I had problems with it back in 'da gay.'

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    Re:X in Slack

    I had the same problem. Killing GPM (which I didn't use anyway) is the fix. Or point your mouse device at /dev/gpmdata.

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    Re:X in Slack

    ok thx.

    now i can actually say

    8) Slackware 8)




    btw, my karma is -2, i can tell i am liked

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    Re:X in Slack

    I had the same issue with 8.1 rc2. Look for the line in /etc/XF86Config file, under pointing devices, that says

    Section "Pointer"
    Protocol "PS/2"
    Device "/dev/psaux"

    Change that to

    Section "Pointer"
    Protocol "IMPS/2"
    Device "/dev/psaux"

    I think there is a bug in the configurator for X on this version. Even if you tell it you have an Intellimouse, it writes the config file for PS/2.

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