Mouse with Debian on Vaio F340
Sorry if this has been discussed in this thread already, but people
often experience problems if they have gpm installed. This package
enables you to use the mouse in console mode, and since it captures
mouse events, can interfere with the mouse under X. Do "dpkg --status
gpm" to see if it is installed. If it is, you can either get rid of
it ("dpkg --purge gpm" or "dpkg --remove gpm") or link the mouse to
it. I think that is done by linking /dev/mouse to /dev/gpmdata or
something like that. Check the archives of debian-laptop and
debian-user for the exact method. I did the "dpkg --purge gpm" on my
machine. Don't miss it at all.
If that doesn't work, XF86Setup does have some initial keyboard driven
screens that let you easily cycle through the various mouse
configurations until you find one that works.
On Feb 25, steven k. thompson (email@example.com) wrote:
> My mouse (trackpad) does not work after installing many packages,
> including gnome related, on my Sony Vaio F340. I have
> /dev/mouse in /etc/XF86Config and I linked
> ln -s /dev/psaux /dev/mouse. Does anyone have an idea what
> to do next or how I might probe to check it out?
> "Neil L. Roeth" wrote:
> > Check the file $HOME/.xsession-errors for clues. Also, I've had
> > better luck with xf86config than with XF86Setup.
> > On Feb 22, Steven K Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > > I would appreciate any advice on getting X etc. to work with my
> > > Sony Vaio F340. It has the NeoMagic NM2200 Chipset.
> > >
> > > When I type startx I get a blank, grainy screen, and nothing else
> > > happens. The trackpad does move the pointer, however.
> > >
> > > During installation I chose the twm window manager for no apparent reason;
> > > I think it was given as the default, but I would be open to changing it.
> > > I chose the "simple" option for selecting packages and selected everything
> > > associated with Gnome.
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