Re: Mouse Setup
* James Rodgers <email@example.com> (2001-07-27 22:00):
> I am having problems getting X to start. During the XF86Config I hit
> return so hat the default /dev/mouse is set. However looking at
> /dev/ afterwards /dev/mouse doesn't exist; hence xstart fails with
> the message 'mouse not found'. I have a Microsoft Intellimouse
> Explorer with PS/2 lead, how do I configure it? Do I need to use
The Easy Way:
Run (as root) "ln -s /dev/psaux /dev/mouse"
Then start X and see what happens. If its still not working, you'll
have to follow...
The Hard Way:
Edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config and replace "/dev/mouse" with
"/dev/psaux", and then start X again. If you find that the mouse
moves really erratically, or jumps to the top right corner as soon as
you move it, then edit the XF86Config file again, and change
"/dev/psaux" to "/dev/gpmdata" and then try again.
If all this fails to make the mouse work, then run "gpmconfig" (as
root) and change the Device to "/dev/psaux", the Type to "imps2" and
the Repeat_type to "raw", save the changes, and try X again.
If you're still having problems, type "apt-get remove gpm" (as root)
and then change your XF86Config file back to "/dev/psaux".
And if all that still fails to get the mouse working, you'll have to
post back to the list, since I'm outta ideas :)
Sean Quinlan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mouse Setup
- From: "James Rodgers" <email@example.com>