Upon installing Linux with no known or obvious errors, I initiated X Windows to find that the mouse was unresponsive. I am told that Red Hat 5.0 was shipped with an error in mouseconfig, and was instructed to download the RPM update. The file mouseconfig-2.22-1.i386.rpm was downloaded under Windows, and transferred to Linux via DOS-formatted floppy (is this a problem?).
Upon issuing the command
rpm -i --nodeps mouseconfig-2.22-1.i386.rpm
I recieve the message:
/usr/sbin/mouseconfig conflicts with file from mouseconfig-2.22-1.i386.rpm
error: mouseconfig-2.22-1.i386.rpm cannot be installed
What solution? The mouse is not responsive under X, or moves erratically. I was also instructed to disable gpm with variants of kill and killall, but to no avail.
I am new to Linux but am no clueless user... if I must dirty my hands by manually editing text files, merely indicate the path and lines to be changed/inserted. Regards to the assembled.