x server can't find mouse?

J. Kyllo jjkyllo at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 20 19:08:52 PST 2001


Since we're on the topic of mice in XFree... I'm using XFree 4.0.1 at
work and someone gave me one of those optical usb mice to use and XFree
had no problems and no setup required! It was cool. It freaks out a bit
when you use both mice though...


On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Z. Frazier wrote:


>

> this is true. i had a S.u.S.E box last year that the mouse wouldnt work

> on. the solution was to disable gpm. after gpm was turned off, i

> magically had a mouse again.

>

> -zach

>

> Zach Frazier

> zfrazier at u.washington.edu

>

> On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Mike wrote:

>

> > This is appearing to be an extra-debian issue. If you've got an X server

> > running, you probably do not need to be running gpm. In fact, doing so

> > may apparently break things. gpm works well for mouse support on the

> > console, but while in X you can kill it (and spare yourself the memory).

> >

> > >From /etc/X11/XF86Config:

> > ###################################

> > Protocol "IMPS/2"

> > Device "/dev/mouse"

> >

> > # added for wheel functionality

> > ZAxisMapping 4 5

> > Buttons 3

> > ###################################

> >

> > % ls -l /dev/mouse

> > lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Sep 8 1999 /dev/mouse -> psaux

> >

> > Since I have a PS/2 mouse here.

> >

> > ---------------------------

> > -=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-

> >

> > On Tue, 20 Feb 2001 at 14:33, C. Mills wrote:

> >

> > |I guess it depends if the symlink mouse->psaux exists, what kind of

> > |mouse you have, if your using potato or woody, etc. I am using potato

> > |with xfree86 3.3.6 on my computers at home with ps2 wheel mice. I am

> > |also running gpm with imwheel set up.

> > |Charlie

> > |

> > |On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Andrew Shinn wrote:

> > |

> > |> On Tue, Feb 20, 2001 at 12:30:01AM -0800, C. Mills wrote:

> > |> > Debian uses /dev/psaux

> > |>

> > |> Really? On by debian box the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file has the

> > |> device set to /dev/mouse (which was the xf86config default), and it

> > |> works just fine. Same stuff?

> >

> >

> >

>

>




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