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    Wacky mouse problem

    I am using a Microsoft optical intellimouse on a RH 8.0 system. I boot my machine up and when it reaches the X login screen my mouse goes nuts!

    When I try and move it the pointer goes all over the screen and starts clicking, right clicking and eventually ends up in the lower left hand corner. The thing I don't get is when I restart X ( ctrl - alt - backspace ) it works fine. I came across this once before but I can't remember how I fixed it.

    any help is appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    [quote author=Rex link=board=6;threadid=7154;start=0#66135 date=1054532102]
    I am using a Microsoft optical intellimouse on a RH 8.0 system. I boot my machine up and when it reaches the X login screen my mouse goes nuts!

    When I try and move it the pointer goes all over the screen and starts clicking, right clicking and eventually ends up in the lower left hand corner. The thing I don't get is when I restart X ( ctrl - alt - backspace ) it works fine. I came across this once before but I can't remember how I fixed it.

    any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
    [/quote]

    check your /etc/X11/XF86Config file and verify that your mouse protocol is "IMPS2" or something like that.

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    Thanks for replying Clover, Sorry for the late reply....

    Here is the mouse section of my XF86Config

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Mouse0"
            # Modified by mouseconfig
            Driver          "mouse"
            Option          "Device"                "/dev/mouse"
            Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
            Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "no"
            Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse1"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
            Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
            Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
            Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    I should of posted this before guess it was late and I wasn't thinking. :

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    Sounds like it's doing what happens when the wrong mouse protocol is selected. Try using "ExplorerPS/2". I also have a M$ optical IntelliMouse, and here's my mouse section of XF86Config:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
        Option "Buttons" "7"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
    Hope that helps.

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    I will try it and report back

    Thanks

  6. #6

    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    Still no go

    Any other Ideas out there?

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    I'd say try Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" (check the capitalization.)

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    do you have two mice? I believe that you should only need a single mouse section in the config, try commenting out one of them and see what happens.

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    Actually I questioned that too. I did a little research and found that it had something to do with USB mouse support. I don't remember exactly what it is for right now but I think I found the problem. I think it is my switch box. Today I turned on my pc but I was "switched" to another computer. After it completely booted up I switched over and it was working fine......

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    Re:Wacky mouse problem

    ahh, usb....I never managed to get mine set up propperly with usb (didn't try much either, but that's not the point). I just whipped on the ps/2 adapter and all went well.

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