-=> Quoting Kurt Hildebrant to All <=-
KH> Organization: Dayton Microcomputer Association; Dayton OH
KH> I am experiencing problems getting X up on my 486/50.
KH> Using SLS 1.01 (Linux 0.99p9), 8 meg RAM, 212 meg HD, Trident 1 meg
KH> video card, Microsoft bus mouse. The mouse works fine in DOS.
KH> /dev/mouse points to the correct bus mouse driver and Xconfig is set
KH> up for the bus mouse, but X pukes and says that it can't open the
KH> Is there a problem using Microsoft bus mouse ? Should I switch to a
KH> COMx mouse ? Thanks for any help.
I had simmilar problems with mine. First, go to /usr/X386/tst/mouse
and or /usr/X386/lib/X11/tst/mouse
these both came with SLS 1.0
either one of these programs can be used to test the mouse.
also, read /usr/X386/lib/X11/INSTALL.base
this has many good hints about configuring your mouse.
HINT: remove your /dev/mouse file, and create it as described
in INSTALL.base with mknod.
... Sincerely, Derek