Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.

FREE DNS Is Back

Sign Up Now
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Trouble With Mouse On Mandrake 9.0, newbie to linux
Paulabc
post Feb 3 2004, 02:51 AM
Post #1


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4
Joined: 3-February 04
Member No.: 2,283



Hi

I have AMD 2600+xp cpu on a asus a7n8x mother board with 256mb ram, a winfast leadtek 2000xp tv card ,a soudblaster live, a normal ps/2 wheel mouse ,a cd writer ,a dvd writer, nvidea geforce 4 mx440 seand of couse a hdd.

My problem is simple during installation my mouse worked perfectly but as soon as I boot up the first time the mouse cursor is stuck in the top left corner of the screen and it won't budge.
I can move the mouse and click on everything but it like shooting in the dark.Has anybody had this problem or have a solution to this problem.


regards
Paul
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
hughesjr
post Feb 3 2004, 07:27 AM
Post #2


Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
*******

Group: Admin
Posts: 3,433
Joined: 25-July 03
From: Corpus Chrsiti, TX, USA
Member No.: 1,151



Yes ....

what does it say in your file:

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4

in the section Section "InputDevice" for your mouse ... my Mandrake file says:

CODE
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Mouse1"
   Driver "mouse"
   Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
   Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
   Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


--------------------
Johnny Hughes
hughesjr@linuxhelp.net
Enterprise Alternatives: CentOS, WhiteBoxEL
Favorite Workstation Distros (in order): CentOS, Gentoo, Debian Sarge, Ubuntu, Mandrake, FedoraCore, Slackware, SUSE
Favorite Server Distros (in order): CentOS, WhiteBoxEL, Debian Sarge, Slackware, Mandrake, FedoraCore, Gentoo, SUSE
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Paulabc
post Feb 4 2004, 10:05 AM
Post #3


Whats this Lie-nix Thing?
*

Group: Members
Posts: 4
Joined: 3-February 04
Member No.: 2,283



I checked the settings in the x86config-4 file and it matches what your file says exactly, is there anything else that I can check or provide more information. And how if the x86config-4 file was wrong how do you edit it I tried gedit but when I tried to save it it prompted me with a the owner is root you do not have permission etc. etc. ??? I think or let's say I have a strong suspicion that it has something to do with display drivers. I can get 1280 x 1024 resolution 32 bit color on my windows xp installation but with linux I only manage 800 x 600 16 bit color. I selected the geforce 4 generic but it reverts to the geforce 2 ddr generic and when I do the test the mouse is already gone. I have found drivers for nvidia cards on linux from nvidia's site but I have to compile it. I try that and hopefully I will have happyness.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
hughesjr
post Feb 5 2004, 08:26 AM
Post #4


Its GNU/Linuxhelp.net
*******

Group: Admin
Posts: 3,433
Joined: 25-July 03
From: Corpus Chrsiti, TX, USA
Member No.: 1,151



open a terminal window ...

type su - root

(login as root in that window ... do everything else from the root logged in window)

Issue the command:

xhost +
(allows a process started by root to show up on your current user's X desktop)

gedit
(This gedit is run as root ... you should be able to open and edit the file now).


--------------------
Johnny Hughes
hughesjr@linuxhelp.net
Enterprise Alternatives: CentOS, WhiteBoxEL
Favorite Workstation Distros (in order): CentOS, Gentoo, Debian Sarge, Ubuntu, Mandrake, FedoraCore, Slackware, SUSE
Favorite Server Distros (in order): CentOS, WhiteBoxEL, Debian Sarge, Slackware, Mandrake, FedoraCore, Gentoo, SUSE
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 12th December 2017 - 08:38 PM