New Mouse Install sans system-config-mouse
Styma, Robert E (Robert)
stymar at alcatel-lucent.com
Thu May 31 13:41:34 UTC 2007
> >> I've *NEVER* had good experiences with PS/2 mice and
> Linux. USB mice
> >> have been far less of a pain, and some USB mice have been the only
> >> mice that have worked without errors on some of my boxes.
> Aaron Konstam:
> > That is interesting since I have been using PS/2 mice for 15 years
> > with linux without a problem.
> Lucky you, there's been quite a few people post about mice that run
> about the screen, randomly. Also, randomly clicking on things.
> Several different motherboards, several different mice, same problem.
> > Have you configured xorg.conf properly.
The problem often occurs when going through a KVM. If I plug my
new mouse directly into the box, it works. I went to run level 3
and ran "Xorg -configure" and it built a new xorg.conf file in
/root/xorg.conf.new. The FC6 machine set the mouse protocol to
"Auto" in the generated config. When I hooked the mouse back up
to the KVM, it went back to running around randomly and clicking
on things. I have used the KVM successfully for several iterations
of Fedora with my old 3 button PS2 mouse.
The nice thing about the old system-config-mouse was that it gave
you a list of mice from which you could pick a best match. I have
not stumbled across this list elsewhere. I am currently loading FC4 on
test machine and will see what kind of mouse configuration it
comes up with for the new mouse. I will then try copying that
to my FC6 machine and see what happens.
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