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Re: Mouse problem in X

On Sun, 1 Sep 2002, Anna Lawless wrote:

> I've used Mandrake for the last two years, but always wanted to
> move to Debian. I installed release 2r2 on my old box a year ago,
> but couldn't get my mouse to work in an x window, so moved back to
> another distro.
> I've just installed Woody on my main box. Everything went fine
> until I started an X session. Then... mouse pointer as
> windowmanager was loading, then pointer disappeared. The desktop
> menus open at random, it seems, I have a mouse pointer, but it's
> not working properly.
> I'm using XF86-4 with the Vesa driver for a nVideo Riva2 card. My
> mouse is a standard ps2 wheelmouse.
> This may be a hint as to what's gone wrong. I don't have the
> message to hand, I'm having to use windoze to send this. After
> starting X for the first time this was in the information on tty2.
> Generic mouse loaded
> Configured mouse loaded.
> So it seems that I have two mice in my config file. I'm guessing
> that that's causing a conflict.
> I'm a Debian newbie and don't have a great deal of experience with
> working with console apps. I don't know which editor would be best
> for me to read and edit my xf86-4 config file.
editor: vi or emacs
you might be right. have a look at the config. it is mostly
self-explanatory, if not do a man XF86Config-4.
> Could anyone give me advise? In other Debian-based distros (storm
> and Corel) I've had no mouse problems. Could the two entries be
> the cause? And if I need to edit config files, which is the best
> console editor to use? I have even installed debian jr so I should
> have a good selection, but haven't a clue what is included in a
> standard debian installation and which is best for somebody who
> knows Linux to some extent but has always worked in a windowed
> environment.

perhabs posting your xf86config-4 and the logfile might help others to
help you.

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