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From: James Holden <gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: Sun mouse + X.org not working
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 19:57:27 +0100
On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 19:36, Ferris McCormick wrote:
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> On Tue, 21 Sep 2004, James Holden wrote:
> 
> > Hi all,
> >
> > This is a dumb question, be warned.
> >
> > I've just upgraded my U5 to X.org 6.8.0, and my mouse isn't working.
> > It's an ordinary Sun mouse connected to a Type 5c keyboard.
> >
> > The X server loads, but the pointer jumps all over the place when I move
> > the mouse.
> 
> With kernel 2.4.x, xorg.conf should have something like:
> ==============
> Section "InputDevice"
>    Identifier  "Mouse0"
>    Driver      "mouse"
>    Option      "Protocol" "MouseSystems"
>    Option      "Device" "/dev/sunmouse"
>    Option        "Emulate3Buttons"       "false"
> EndSection
> ==============
> 
> With kernel 2.6.x, this:
> =============
> Section "InputDevice"
>    Identifier  "Mouse0"
>    Driver      "mouse"
>    Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
>    Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
>    Option        "Emulate3Buttons"       "false"
> EndSection
> ==============
> 
> At least, those're what I'm using on my systems.
> 
> Beyond that, I don't know.  What does Xorg.0.log say about your mouse?
> And what does "jumps all over the place" mean?  And what does your
> xorg.conf (Or XFree...) say about your mouse?

By "Jumps all over the place" I mean that each event from the mouse
causes the pointer to move to a random location on the screen, until
(presumably) something gets confused and it sticks somewhere, usually in
the top right corned.

David's earlier reply helped, and in fact my next question was going to
be about the settings for 2.6, so you answered that already!

One last thing, I stuck an old Matrox Mystique card into a spare PCI
slot last time I had the box open. I'd like to use it for my X display
because it has XVideo support. When I specify the "mga" driver and the
BusID and start the X server, the machine hangs. Is this because I've
already initialised the onboard ATI card as a framebuffer?

JAmes

James


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