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mouse problem at xwindows in slakware 3.5

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i use slakware 3.5 but cannot use mouse in x windows. help me please
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by:pestilence
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Thats propably because you haven't setup correctlyyour mouse...try running xf86config and in the mouse area decalre your mouse...if it is a com1 mouse use /dev/cua0 if it is a PS/2 then add the PS2 support...
If the problem is more complicated please send the whole part of it :)
For instance do you have a mouse in command line???
 
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by:mujdat
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thanx . i will try and inform u about the situation

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by:mujdat
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my mouse is not PS/2. and use com1 (/dev/tty00) it is still not working.is it have to be /dec/cua0 ?
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by:ahoffmann
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do you have a link  /dev/mouse  to /dev/tty00 ?
/dev/cua0  is not the right one.

Also check if you have gpm running, if so, kill it before starting X.
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by:mujdat
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there is link but
gpm is running. why do i have to kill it before starting X ?
if i kill it will it work ?

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by:tunct
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normally, gpm should cause no problem... does a text cursor appear when you move the mouse in console mode? does /dev/mouse really point to /dev/ttyS0? do you have a (pnp) modem that might interfere?
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by:tunct
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normally, gpm should cause no problem... does a text cursor appear when you move the mouse in console mode? does /dev/mouse really point to /dev/ttyS0? do you have a (pnp) modem that might interfere?
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by:mujdat
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when i killed gpm mouse worked in X Windows. but i can not write anything at xterm windows this time. what shold i do?
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killing gpm solved the problem.

Xterm is a new one. Give more details, best in a new question :-)
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by:plush98
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I'd suggest modifying /etc/rc.d/rc.local (or whatever the path is) removing one of the parameters for gpm does the trick... I guess it was -R

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