On Saturday 15 May 2004 09:13 am, Stephen Boddy wrote:
I've kind of got the opposite problem. The thing
always works, even when
I remove the original entry out of the XF86Config file. I'm trying to
use an external mouse/keyboard and monitor. It all works except the
mouse. It's just a standard PS2 MS Intellimouse with a scroll wheel. It
worked fine under 9.0, but 9.1 just does not seem to want to work with
it. Anyone got any ideas? --
The solution is simple. after you get all fired up, go to a terminal like
CTL- ALT- F1 and then su to root. Then init 3 and type sax2
When sax comes up look for the mouse settings and select synaptic,
touchpad. Save it all and now the touchpad tapping will work. Oh, you
will have to do Init 5 or startx to get back to your screen.
If it is to sensitive then go into the Control Center and find the mouse
page - under peripherals and play with the mouse settings. My Dell works
much better with Pointer accel @2x, drag start time=500msec, Drag start
distance=4 pixels, and pointer threshold= 4 pixels. Play with them and
you can find some happy setting.
At least my Dell is now tolerable. I just wish I could find a way to
disable the touchpad scrolling feature and life would be perfect. Well,
maybe not perfect, but just a helluva lot nicer.
Old age ain't for Sissies!