>I just installed Redhat Linux 3.0.3, and everything was fine until I
>tried to start X Window by typing "xinit". The command prompt increased
>by 400%, the screen colors changed, and ... When I went back to
>re-install X Window, it seemed that the problem was the "mouse" all
>along. I have a Microsoft Mouse connected to a PS2 port, and the setup
>program doesn't want to see it. As I go through the setup, it stops and
>gives me an error message What should I do? Lots of thanks to however
>that could help me get X Window running!!!
I normally start X by typing "startx".
As far as the mouse is concerned, you should have the X config
pointing to /dev/mouse which is soft linked to /dev/psaux to get a
PS/2 mouse working. The protocol should be Microsoft.
If you have a three button mouse, you may not be able to get all three
buttons to work. I can't get my MouseSystems optical mouse to work,
and I haven't been able to determine if it is the mouse, or just using
a PS/2 connector that makes the difference. The same mouse without
the PS/2 adaptor is supposed to work great using a normal serial port
plug, but I am out of serial ports, so that doesn't work for me.