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



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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