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Posted on 09-04-2002 02:27 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Jym Williams Zavada

>1. It installed a generic mouse and my wheel doesn't work. How do I update to
>a new driver?

Being that you installed RedHat, "It" didn't install a generic mouse, you did.
With RedHat's install, you are given the choice to either use the default
driver, or to choose one that best fits your mouse. Apparently, you chose the
default. Next time you install RedHat, I recommend taking the time to choose
a more appropriate mouse driver. You'll be glad you did.

There are two ways of using a mouse with RedHat Linux, and each has it's own
"driver" configuration:

1) Console. Edit '/etc/sysconfig/mouse', and change the MOUSETYPE variable.
To get a list of possible mouse types, run 'gpm -t help' from the command
line. You'll have to experiment to find the mouse type that works best with
your mouse.

2) X Windows. If you are using XFree86 v3.x.x, edit '/etc/X11/XF86Config'.
In the section labelled "Pointer", edit the "Protocol". If you are using
XFree86 v4.x.x, edit '/etc/X11/XF86Config-4'. In the section labelled
"InputDevice" with an Identifier of "Mouse0", edit the option "Protocol". To
determine which protocol, you'll have to read the man pages (man X, man
Xserver, man XFree86, et al) and experiment.

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