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I have a Cirrus Logic CLGD-5424 card supported under Metro-X. And I have a very old VGA monitor (IMTEC) with no specs. I setup Metro-X with Monitor type as GENERIC 680x480 13" at 60Hz.

When I use startx, the screen vanishes and I am left with a thin blu-green line at the bottom (rest is dark). I have to reboot then. I checked the log file and it seems to barf out saying:
Could not load pointing device /dev/ttyS0.
Looks like problem with mouse. Again I have a very generic 3-button mouse. And I use Mouse Systems Compatible mouse entry. I dont know what else I can do? I have tried most of the other entries but the result is the same.

Can someone help me on this?
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stewart112197 earned 10 total points
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Don't use Mouse Systems that's for a specific brand.

If it's just a generic 3 button mouse use the serial microsoft mouse setting.  Make sure also that your mouse is hooked up to com1 and not some other com port.  Also check what video resolution it's attempting to run X in.  Is your monitor VGA or SVGA?

   I also don't recommend the use of Metro-X as you don't get any updates and it's generally a bit slower (at least in tests I did) than Xfree86 and of course you can update Xfree86 for free as new releases come out.
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by:pkn
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I have 13" VGA monitor (old and with no specs). I used the most basic configuration. The mouse is on COM1 - I checked with msd under DOS. The microsoft serial mouse entry in Metro-X has 2-buttons. I dont see any other option with Microsoft Mouse with 3-buttons though.

Can you help me any further on this?
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by:stewart112197
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Microsoft serial mice are only 2-buttons because microsoft does
not care to support 3 buttons since they're not used by their OS :P

However your third button MAY work I have never tried it under Metro-X it WILL work on X-Free 86 however.
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