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#1 bloody

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 12:35 AM

I've been using the mouse for well...forever, and everything had been okay up until a few weeks ago. I'm not sure why it's happening, but it's actually a pretty annoying problem. I've no idea where the problem lies(KDE, X, kernel...I've no idea). The one place where this gets really annoying is when I'm using my image viewer. I'd like to be able to scroll through them without skipping half of them(and without using my keyboard), for the sake of convenience. If anyone has any bright ideas, please do speak up, because I'm quite frustrated by this point. (I know I mentioned only one place where it's an issue, but it also seems to scroll twice as many text lines in text-ish programs (id est kate))

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:41 AM

What distro are you using ?

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 05:11 AM

Debian (testing)

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:18 AM

Something has changed in the system configuration. Did you by chance upgrade the kernel from 2.4 to 2.6, or do a system upgrade via apt-get or Synaptic?



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Posted 29 August 2005 - 07:11 PM

Yeah, I switched to kernel 2.6, although I'm not sure if that's where the problem started or not. I think it'd be a good place to look though...

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 08:16 PM

There are probably two entries in the XF86Config-4 file that controls the mouse, one for the 2.4 series kernel and one for the 2.6 kernel. The 2.6 series uses a different method of mouse detection.

I found this Debian bug report about the issue.

How to fix it? I'm not quite sure.

Is this a PS/2 mouse, or a USB mouse?

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 10:54 PM

Thanks danleff... It seems that was right on the mark. 'tis a PS/2 Mouse, and the problem was fairly easy to fix. All I had to do was change the device from '/dev/psaux' to '/dev/input/mice' and voila, problem fixed.




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