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    The eternal question - Mouseproblem

    For starters,

    - Yes I have read the Help Files
    - Yes I have searched the forum but without success

    Ok, onwards to my problem

    I'm a total beginner to Linux, I chose Slack 9 as my first distro, don't ask me why .

    Anyhow, the installation was rather painless, everything worked, I logged in and 'startx'

    And to my frustration the mouse did/does not work. I've tried allot of settings but some of them gives me error while trying to startx.

    So, I will post some lines from my XF86Config and hopefully you will/can help me


    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection



    And please be nice

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    And the other "eternal question"... What type of mouse?

    <edit>

    You can find mouse configuration examples at http://www.xfree86.org/~dawes/4.3.0/mouse.html
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    Doh I thought that I coverd everything

    Oh well, it's an Compaq Standard Mouse with 2 buttons, 'Made in China'

    I'll have a look on that website, and thanks for the quick response

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    Originally posted by Leenux
    Doh I thought that I coverd everything

    Oh well, it's an Compaq Standard Mouse with 2 buttons, 'Made in China'

    I'll have a look on that website, and thanks for the quick response
    PS/2 or USB ?

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    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection

    The above should work.

    Ensure /dev/mouse is symlinked from /dev/psaux.

    ls -al /dev/mouse

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Feb 2 15:08 /dev/mouse -> /dev/psaux

    If not, create the symlink with

    ln -s /dev/psaux /dev/mouse
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    Gah, my bad

    I forgot to manually edit the XF86Config file and replace Auto with PS/2 after i configured it in the console, anyway it works now

    I can just say thank you very much

    And yes mdwatts, my config looks exactly like that now

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