[BL] BL2 icewm mouse problem
Anthony J. Albert
albert at polaris.umpi.maine.edu
Tue Oct 5 09:23:42 EDT 2004
On 5 Oct 2004 at 0:11, Kris Hawkins wrote:
>I've just installed BasicLinux 2 on a Toshiba 486 laptop and I'm having
>a problem with IceWM. The laptop uses an AccuPoint mouse-pointer, like
>an eraser in the middle of the keyboard.
>IceWM loads okay but the second I move the pointer the arrow shoots to
>the top of the screen and stays there.
>Apart from that the GUI runs fine. I think the pointer works like a PS/2
>mouse, does anyone know how to help?
>BTW, I tried running XF86Config but screwed up my configuration so much
>I had to re-install everything (I'm not technically minded!).
I had much the same problem myself, when first playing with BasicLinux.
The trouble was, indeed, the mouse configuration. I've got an IBM
Thinkpad, and the generic PS/2 driver worked, but it was initially
defaulted to a serial mouse. I believe that I had to turn off the
third-button emulation, as well...
Hope this helps,
Anthony J. Albert albert at umpi.maine.edu
Systems and Software Support Specialist Postmaster
Computer Services - University of Maine, Presque Isle
"This is only temporary, unless it works."
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