[techtalk] disappearing mouse!!
david at lupercalia.net
Sat Feb 3 22:14:56 EST 2001
On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 06:58:47PM -0600, ktb wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 04:06:15PM -0800, I guess I'm an underwater thing wrote:
> > > Not much info to go on. Is this a console mouse? If so take a look at
> > > gpm. Is it in X that you lost the mouse? If so look at the backup
> > > XF86Config file and compare it to your current file (pointer section)
> > > see if there is a difference. The version of Linux your running would
> > > help also.
> > > kent
> > Sorry 'bout that. I'm running redhat 6.2, gnome/enlightenment. I've lost
> > my mouse in X.
> > I don't see a backup XF86Config file in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11.
> You mentioned that you changed the resolution. How did you do that?
> If your mouse was working before that then there must be something that
> was done during that process that changed your mouse configuration. What I was
> thinking is you ran XF86Setup or something like that. I believe that
> would have created a backup file. At any rate can you reverse your
> changes and see if you can get the mouse back? Does the mouse work in
> console? Mouse behavior in X is determined by the pointer section in
> XF86Config. Mess around with that. Restart X between changes. Check
> and make sure the mouse cable is seated properly. Just throwing out
> some suggestions. I'm not that familiar with redhat. Maybe some redhat
> guru will have better suggestions. You shouldn't have to reinstall. At
> worst I would think just reconfigure X with XF86Setup or xf86config or
> whatever redhat uses.
Also try the mouseconfig utility which comes with redhat. I had the
exact same thing happen to me a month or so back, and mouseconfig
fixed me right up. mouseconfig requires root access, of course.
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