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Re: newby --flaky mouse question

I had this problem once and finally tracked it down to using the wrong Protocol. Try switching the protocol to something else like ExplorerPS/2 or something else.

William Binkley wrote:
I'm a debian newbie, with a seriously jumpy mouse pointer. I installed the isolinux woody mini-CD then used dselect and apt-get to finish installing X and gnome and enlightenment. There was plenty of opportunity for misconfiguration...

Now (in gnome) the mouse pointer jumps and skitters around the screen, seemingly randomly, and can only with great difficulty and concentration be made to do anything useful. the pointer does sometimes respond to physically moving the mouse, so it is not totally random. It is a dual-boot system, and the other OS is redhat 7.0, and the same mouse and keyboard work perfectly well when I boot redhat, so I don't think it is a hardware issue.

I have no idea where to start to try to fix this. The mouse is a microsoft intellimouse (a PS/2 wheelmouse-- 2 buttons and a wheel).
the mouse lines from my XF86Config-4 file (typed not copied) are:

Section "Input Device"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver	"mouse"
	Option	"CorePointer"
	Option	"Device"	"/dev/psaux"
	Option	"Protocol"	"ImPS/2"
	Option	"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option	"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...  --Bill

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