Linux Mouse Problems

By XtR-X
Jun 3, 2003
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  1. Whenever I'm installing any distro of Linux, at least most of them, I always have mouse problems. The mouse is fine in the GUI install of Linux, but when my system goes up, the mouse is frozen at the center and doesn't work. I want to use my mouse though, any help?
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    The mouse protocol that is detected by some install program like anaconda is not the mouse type you are choosing, or the mouse type it is selecting is wrong. try something generic. what distro are you using? I maybe able to direct you towards some programs you can use to change your mouse settings....
  3. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    try to edit /etc/X11/XF82config file

    look at the mouse protocol

    for a normal PS/2 mouse you should use
    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,040

    This is a late post, but Phantasm was right, wrong mouse was selected numerous times.
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