> Hi, I have a Gateway 2000 box, and I just finished installing Linux on it.
> Everything is working fine (even X!), except for the fact that the mouse
> does not work. The computer has a PS/2 mouse, ...
> In SETUP, I choose the PS/2 option, ...
Raul,Quote:>Hi, I have a Gateway 2000 box, and I just finished installing Linux on it.
>Everything is working fine (even X!), except for the fact that the mouse
>does not work. The computer has a PS/2 mouse, and it is therefore not connected
>to COM1, but to an auxiliary port. In SETUP, I choose the PS/2 option, but then
>when I move the mouse (in text mode), all that happens is that, randomly, some
>of the upper portions of the screen become white. When I try to run X, it dies
>complaining that no mouse device was found; if I change the XConfig file to a
>Microsoft type mouse, it runs, but the pointer of course does not move.
>Dept. Electrical Engineering
>The Ohio State University
My PS/2 mouse works just fine. Here's my setup:
/dev/mouse is a symbolic link to /dev/psaux
My /var/adm/messages shows the kernel has detected the mouse:
Apr 16 15:09:50 fortytwo kernel: PS/2 auxiliary pointing device detected -- driver installed.
"selection" and "gpm" are not started at boot-up.
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Dept. Electrical Engineering
The Ohio State University
You cannot use select/gpm in text mode if you have a PS/2 mouse. Check
your rc init files (I believe /etc/rc.d/rc.local) and remove the startup
line for starting gpm (or select if an older Linux version).
: PLEASE HELP!!!!
: Raul Ordonez
: Dept. Electrical Engineering
: The Ohio State University
I had the same problem with XConfig until I made sure to set up the mouse
as /dev/ps2aux (I think). As for using the mouse in shell, I was a slow
learner until I figured out that all it really does is allow you to use
the left mouse button and highlight text then play it back by pressing
the right button (I use it to do more in mc, but like I said, I was a
slow learner :-D )
hope this helps,
I had the same problem. It turned out I had used the wrong mouse type when
configuring X. Just reconfigure X and select PS/2 mouse... at least it worked
John Steele, Jr.
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