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I'm using Red Hat Linux 5.2 and a logitech mouse. When I run mouseconfig I seleted generic 3 button ps/2 mouse. There are some logitech mouse options like Mouseman/Firstmouse + but I did'nt choose them because the mouse I have dose'nt say that.
When I restart the pc and go into X Windows using the Start X command, the mouse " seems " to be there, but it keeps jumping to the top left hand conner of the screen. When I move the mouse around, the cursor moves, shoving that there is some kind of response, but just keeps going back to that samn conner. I cant dont anything. I tried changing to a genius mouse, but that was worse.

Any suggestions ?
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If your mouse works in text mode:
e.g. start gpm with the type ps2 and right port, and try the three buttons.
If it worked, then, run it next time with -R switch- it creates pipe in /dev/
(check it's name from manpage)
and then, in XF86Config choose this device as a mouse pointer and choose protocol "Mouse Systems" for it, since gpm emulates it on that /dev/.. entry.
If not, try to figure out how to make it work in text mode, and then go back to what I proposed.
Hope that it helps.
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I can see the mouse curser in text mode ( I'm assuming u mean the dos like interface ) where do I run gpm from ? what is gpm ?
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ok, if you see the mouse pointer in terminal mode, then, clicking the left button and holding and dragging should mark text. the middle button should "paste" what you've selected, and the right button should set mark without holding the mouse.
I hope that I explained it well.
If it works fine, just like I explained, then go with my solution.
If not, try to play with gpm flags.
ps ax should show gpm running
it's started from /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/??gpm I guess.
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Good Stuff, it works !!
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