ps/2 Mouse not working

ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Dan Broderi » Wed, 16 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Hi,
        I've set up the Slackware 96 distribution downloaded from sunsite but
I cannot get my mouse to work.

The symptoms:  
When I start Xwindows my cursor sticks to the upper lefthand corner of
the screen.  If I move the mouse around the cursor will move
erratically, that is, very quickly, only horiz, or vert but not both
at the same time and only in the upper left 1/4 of the screen.  It
will also select anything on the desktop (i.e. xterm, oclock) when it
passes over them).  Also, the buttons by themselves seem to have no
effect.

The Vitals:      Gateway 2000 90MHz Pentium, 16 MB RAM.  
                /dev/mouse is linked to /dev/psaux.
                I am stumped

Thanks in advance,

Dan

 
 
 

ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Marco Giardin » Thu, 17 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Sure you have noy installed that stupid program to use mouse within the
console?
It's named like gpm or something like this .
Try to remove it

Marco

 
 
 

ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Heidi Ack » Thu, 17 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Yah,

What's up with this?  I have the same problem with my
Gateway P4/66.  GPM doesn't work with it either.

BTW - I use a serial mouse for now (change the symlink).

 
 
 

ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Ed Vonck » Thu, 17 Oct 1996 04:00:00


: When I start Xwindows my cursor sticks to the upper lefthand corner of
: the screen.  If I move the mouse around the cursor will move
: erratically, that is, very quickly, only horiz, or vert but not both
: at the same time and only in the upper left 1/4 of the screen.  It
: will also select anything on the desktop (i.e. xterm, oclock) when it
: passes over them).  Also, the buttons by themselves seem to have no
: effect.

It  seems  that X is assuming your mouse to be other than PS/2 (MS-Mouse
or  something).  You'll  need  to reconfigure X to use the correct mouse
protocol.  Offhand,  I  don't  know  which  file  to  edit (this machine
doesn't  do  X)  but XF86Config springs to mind. It creates a setup-file
(xf86config  I  believe?)  that  might contain a reference to your mouse
protocol.

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ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Henry H » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00


: Hi,
:       I've set up the Slackware 96 distribution downloaded from sunsite but
: I cannot get my mouse to work.

: The symptoms:
: When I start Xwindows my cursor sticks to the upper lefthand corner of
: the screen.  If I move the mouse around the cursor will move
: erratically, that is, very quickly, only horiz, or vert but not both
: at the same time and only in the upper left 1/4 of the screen.  It
: will also select anything on the desktop (i.e. xterm, oclock) when it
: passes over them).  Also, the buttons by themselves seem to have no
: effect.

: The Vitals:    Gateway 2000 90MHz Pentium, 16 MB RAM.  
:               /dev/mouse is linked to /dev/psaux.
:               I am stumped

: Thanks in advance,

: Dan

--
read linux gazette #10 issue about mconv2 , there is solution for it.

Henry H Lu
http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m508/luxxx012/

 
 
 

ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Jong K. Li » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00




Quote:>I cannot get my mouse to work.

>The Vitals:          Gateway 2000 90MHz Pentium, 16 MB RAM.  
>            /dev/mouse is linked to /dev/psaux.
>            I am stumped

Make sure that the protocol in the pointer section of your XF86Config
file is set to "PS/2".
 
 
 

ps/2 Mouse not working

Post by Claude Masser » Sun, 20 Oct 1996 04:00:00






> >I cannot get my mouse to work.

> >The Vitals:     Gateway 2000 90MHz Pentium, 16 MB RAM.  
> >               /dev/mouse is linked to /dev/psaux.
> >               I am stumped

                I'm having similar problems on a TI Extensa laptop with both
glide-pad and a PS2 mouse. xf86config is PS/2 and /dev/psaux. Is it the support
for TI travelmates (not exactly sure of the question the kernel build asks),
when building the kernel for PS/2 support?

Regards

Claude Masseron