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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 4:13 am    Post subject: X starts and renders fine, but mouse/keyboard flaky Reply with quote

I'm using an XF86Config file that I know is perfect for my hardware (it worked great in Debian), but when I start X, it loads twm or kde etc. but my mouse/keyboard don't work right. My keyboard works sometimes, but it's flaky at best. The mouse never works. The keyboard is PS/2 and the mouse is USB. I've installed mousedev, keyboarddev, USB HID, etc. like I'm supposed to but "no dice" as they say. :(

I think I may have messed something up with the 'make menuconfig'. I know that I didn't select a certain processor, but I doubt that has anything to do with it.

I'm really at a loss here because I'm so used to newbie-type distros that I suck ass at configuring the kernel properly based on what I need. I know that I have all the default stuff selected, and my hardware's not that complicated. My network card works great as well. So, I'm just stuck with a Gentoo that's completely text based right now.

Please help me if you have any suggestions. I really appreciate any advice :)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your usb mouse is /dev/input/mouse0
it's probably set wrong in your /etc/XF86Config

I'm not sure about your keyboard.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2002 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open up your XF86Config file it is located in /etc/X11/

cp XF86Config XF86Config.orig

nano -w XF86Config

Look for the following lines. If you are using a plain ps2 keyboard then this is how mine is set. Farther below you will see the the core input device section you will need to adjust for your usb device. I am sorry I am not sure of the settings for USB.

Edit your keyboard & mouse settings
Type control o to save your settings
Type control x to exit nano


# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"

# Option "LeftAlt" "Meta"
# Option "RightAlt" "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for XFree86
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
# Option "XkbLayout" "us"
# Option "XkbVariant" ""
# Option "XkbOptions" ""

# Option "XkbDisable"

Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "dell101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwickes wrote:


Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "dell101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"



ok, XkbLayout is pretty straightforward , but how does one find out which XkbModel applies to one's keyboard, and what files should I edit to taylor it to get the keyboard to behave "correctly" ?

thanks!
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