Hello. After spending years complainining about MS, I finally decided
to take the plunge and transition to Linux. However, I'm having a
I have a Dell system with 2 hard drives. WinXP is on my "C" (aka hda)
and Red Hat 8.0 is on my "D" (aka hdb). The problem is that my
Microsoft Intellimouse does not work in Linux.
Sometimes the mouse does work fine. Other times I flat out can't boot
Linux and I get a text-based error saying, 'Cannot start X-Server'
(even this text-error looks garbled). USUALLY what happens is I can
load into the Linux GUI (Gnome), but the mouse cursor is always jumpy
and stuck to the stop edge of the screen.
I read an old message on usenet that said something like, "Go to
XF86Config and change the Protocol line to read Intellimouse" Would
this solve my problem? I'm going to try it once I figure out how to
use the text-editors with just a keyboard (I managed to open that
file, but it was in read-only mode).
Some info: this is Red Hat 8.0 straight out of the box. My graphics
card is a NVidia Geforce 4 generic. The mouse is PS2 (which is what I
told Linux during the install). Also, I did the GUI install and the
mouse worked fine. The mouse works fine in WinXp. I boot using Grub
to choose my OS'es.
Any help appreciated. I had fun with this OS for the brief time it
was working and look forward to spending more time with it!