If you do an ls with the -la option on your /dev directory you should be
able to find out where the /dev/mouse is sym-linked. If its linked to the
wrong location, you're going to have to rewrite the link.
I've found, however, that Linux doesn't always match parallel and serial
ports with their DOS counterparts as reliably as it could. For example, on
my system, my mouse was on COM1, or cua0 under Linux. But it would only
respond to cua1, or COM2. Additionally, my printer was set on LPT1, or
lp0, but would only respond to lp1. I guess the rule is that
experimentation is the best policy if you're trying to move over from DOS.
Quote:> I'm running XFree86 3.1.2 from Slackware 3.1 (kernel 2.0) and my mouse
> does nothing when I start up X-windows. I see a black X in the bottom
> which might be the mouse, but it does not move. I saw some suggestions
> in these articles for similar problems -- e.g. to "gpm -k" before
> "startx", or
> to set Protocol to "PS/2" in the config file. But nothing like that
> My guess is that /dev/mouse is pointing to the wrong thing. How to tell
> Any advice ?
> R. Michaels