>Something really wierd happened in my Linux box....
>I have a micosoft compatible mouse which works fine on OS/2 and MS Windows, but
>whenever I move the mouse, the mouse cursor just don't response. I've recheck
>my X window configuration, and I believe everything has been setup properly. I
>also use setserial to check my serial ports, and everything looks fine. Now, I
>need you help for finding the elephant (problems). What are the necessary
>steps of attacking this problem? I'm willing to recheck everything once more.
1. Make sure Linux is looking for mouse activity at the right port.
Linux is normally set up to use device "/dev/mouse" for mouse input.
Check it by doing:
$ ls -l /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Sep 30 18:12 /dev/mouse -> ttyS0
This is what I got ... my mouse in plugged into the *first* serial
port. This is COM1 to MS-DOG and ttyS0 to Linux.
If this is not correct, remove the link and correct it:
# cd /dev
# rm mouse
ln -s ttyS0 mouse
Make sure your Xconfig file is watching /dev/mouse.
2. Selection can be used as a diagnostic tool in the character mode.
Run it like so:
# selection -m /dev/ttyS0 -t ms (or whatever is right for YOUR mouse)
then press the first (left) mouse button and see if it works.
3. Try another mouse port. Move the mouse to the COM2 port and try
4. Try a modem on the port and see if IT can talk to the serial port.
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