I have discovered that the mouse is not configured correctly.
Linux thinks it is a PS/2, but it is a Microsoft 2-button serial
mouse. My XF86Config file is set to use the Microsoft protocol.
I think I need to go the route of changing the system setup
files but I need to know which files and what to change. Thanks.
: >: When I run startx, it seems to work fine, except that the
: >: mouse doesn't work. I see the cursor on the screen but moving the
: >: mouse has no effect. I don't get any error messages.
: >: My /dev/mouse is linked to ttyS1. I've tried changing this
: >: but it hasn't made a difference. Gpm also does not work so I assume
: >: the problem is not with my XF86Config file. I'm new at this so I
: >: don't know what else to try. I'd appreciate any ideas.
: >But the problem IS in your XF86Config file. Try changing the listed
: >protocols. Examples: Microsoft, MouseSystems, Logitech, etc.
: Hang on - if gpm isn't working, the problem can't be with Xconfig. Try
: changing the mouse's com port ( I think they're named cua0 = com 1, cua1=
: com2, etc.). Alternatively, the mouse might be set to the wrong type, as
: tkramer says, but you'd also have to change it in the system startup files
: as well as XF86Config.