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


can you post the "pointer" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config?  sounds like one
of two things:

1. protocol section is not correct
2. wrong device is being polled.

patrick, kill gpm "/etc/rc2.d/gpm stop" and then start X.  if your mouse
works correctly, the wrong device is being polled.

if the mouse doesn't work correctly, the protocol isn't correct.


ps- i forwarded this email to vox-tech where it belongs.  technical
discussions should go to vox-tech, not vox.  thanks!

begin: pblickiss@ucdavis.edu <pblickiss@ucdavis.edu> quote
> Hey all, at the last installfest Pete helped me put Debian 2.2 on my 
> inherited Toshia 430 CDT.  Everything's been working fine, but I hadn't 
> had a chance to test out X.  This evening I loaded X and was surprised to 
> find that the pointing stick didn't work.  The cursor starts in the middle 
> of the screen and the second I touch the pointing stick, the cursor jumps 
> to the bottom of the screen, and will only move right to left.  
> Additionally, the cursor jumps in about three steps from the right to the 
> left of the screen.  I closed down the computer and rebooted with a normal 
> mouse plugged into the PS/2 port on the back of the laptop.  The same 
> thing happened.  I'm open to any ideas, please let me know what you guys 
> think.  Thanks a lot.

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