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RE: [vox-tech] Re: [vox] Debian on Laptop




Yeah, /dev/mouse points to the right device.  I killed gpm and tried to 
restart X, the mouse didn't work.  I restarted gpm and the mouse still 
didn't work.  Any ideas?

> On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 pblickiss@ucdavis.edu wrote:
> 
> >
> > Here's the pointer section:
> >
> > Section "Pointer"
> >          Protocol "ps/2"
> >          Device "/dev/mouse/"
> >          Emulate 3 buttons
> > End Section
> 
> does /dev/mouse point to the right device?
> (probably not an issue)
> 
> >
> > Everything I've seen on the internet says that these pointing sticks 
are
> > to be treated like ps/2 mice.  I killed gpm (which was in rc1.d) and 
tried
> > running X, unfortunately it told me the server was already running.  My
> > machine is set up to load into X on start-up.  Is there anyway in
> > AfterStep to exit X windows without use of the mouse so I can try 
running
> > X again with gpm stopped?  Thanks.  By the way, the mouse works fine in
> > console.
> 
> unless you disabled it, control-alt-backspace should kill your X server, 
and
> since you're running X on boot, it should respawn.
> 
> -Gabe
> 


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