Posted on 1997-03-10
Well, I got my X server set up but I have one more problem to overcome...my mouse does not work. This seems like it will be an easy problem to overcome since this is such a basic item. I have a Microsoft brand mouse which has a sticker underneath it describing it as Mouse Port Compatible Mouse 2.0A (FYI, it has a PS/2 connector). This is a very standard mouse which comes with MANY computer systems.When X starts up, the mouse immediately goes to the stop of the screen. I can jerk it about a little bit, but it always jumps back to the upper left of the screen. This sounds like a protocol problem but i have tried both the PS/2 and the Microsoft ones without success. I have also tried /dev/psaux, /dev/ttyS0, and dev/mouse with no luck.None of these settings work.I am using Slackware96...are there any mouse fixes available? I downloaded XFree86 3.2 off the net. Any suggestions?
P.S. Yes, the mouse does work... here I am zipping around in Win95 clicking and dragging ;-)