FC4 and message mouse configuration

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Suddenly (before there was no problem) I started FC4 and I received this message:

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I can not start the X server (your graphical interface). It seems that the pointer (your mouse) is not setup correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose


The mouse that I have got is USB Toshisba Mini Optical Mouse.i.e it is a mouse that stopped working suddnely?



I googled and I found this
https://www.redhat.com/archives/redhat-install-list/2005-June/msg00155.html

I followed the steps without any success.

I can not find the proper answer for the below poped windows:
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Would you like me to try to run the mouse configuration program? Note that you will need the root password for this.


When I clicked yes, another window poped up :

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Mouse Selection

Select the appropriate mouse for the system

Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (USB)
Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (USB)
Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
' - - - - --
'-- - - -- -
'
'
  1. Mouse Selection
  2. Select the appropriate mouse for the system
  3. Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
  4. Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (USB)
  5. Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
  6. Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
  7. Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (USB)
  8. Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
  9. ' - - - - --
  10. '-- - - -- -
  11. '
  12. '


but i could not find the name of the mouse that I have got!

I tried couple selections, but all of them did not work

I checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf,,,,I found this :

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Section    "Input Device"
Identifier   "Mouse 0"
Driver     "mouse"
Option     "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option     "Emulate3Buttins" "yes"
  1. Section    "Input Device"
  2. Identifier   "Mouse 0"
  3. Driver     "mouse"
  4. Option     "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
  5. Option     "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
  6. Option     "Emulate3Buttins" "yes"


I checked dmesg |more ,,,,I found this:
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mice: [u]PS/2[/u] mouse device common for all mice
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zillah wrote:
I can not find the proper answer for the below poped windows:
Quote:
Would you like me to try to run the mouse configuration program? Note that you will need the root password for this.


When I clicked yes, another window poped up :

Code: [ Select ]
Mouse Selection

Select the appropriate mouse for the system

Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (USB)
Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (USB)
Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
' - - - - --
'-- - - -- -
'
'
  1. Mouse Selection
  2. Select the appropriate mouse for the system
  3. Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
  4. Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (USB)
  5. Generic - 2 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
  6. Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (PS/2)
  7. Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (USB)
  8. Generic - 3 Buttom Mouse (Serial)
  9. ' - - - - --
  10. '-- - - -- -
  11. '
  12. '


but i could not find the name of the mouse that I have got!


that means that you are going to need to use a generic mouse driver. so if your mouse plugs into the ps/2 port and has 3 buttons (left/right click and scroll), then you'd choose generic - 3 button mouse (ps/2). if your mouse connects via usb, you'd choose that option.


you said before there was no problem you got an error message that the x server couldn't be started? was this right after the install? did you ever get to a desktop or are you stuck in CL? was FC4 working and then this just "suddenly" happened or have you had such problems since you installed?
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if your mouse connects via usb, you'd choose that option.

Did you mean I have to chosse this "generic - 3 button mouse (ps/2)" for my current USB optical mouse (mine is USB the option that you have stated is PS/2) ?

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was this right after the install

No, It was ok after installation.

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did you ever get to a desktop or are you stuck in CL?

Yes I was able to get to the desktop, I have not stuck in command line.

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was FC4 working and then this just "suddenly" happened or have you had such problems since you installed?

One day while FC4 in the process of booting my friend unplug the mouse from the USB port, then the problem started.
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zillah wrote:
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if your mouse connects via usb, you'd choose that option.

Did you mean I have to chosse this "generic - 3 button mouse (ps/2)" for my current USB optical mouse (mine is USB the option that you have stated is PS/2) ?



..no? i said if you have a usb mouse, you'd choose the usb option instead of ps/2. i was just using ps/2 as an example. did you try going into the preferences or system settings and re-selecting your mouse? and have you tried plugging in a ps/2 mouse to see if thatd work? and if it does, restart and re-plug in your usb mouse & take out the ps/2 and see if it works then.
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did you try going into the preferences or system settings and re-selecting your mouse?

I can not access the GUI environment.

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and have you tried plugging in a ps/2 mouse to see if thatd work?

I will try this.

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..no? i said if you have a usb mouse, you'd choose the usb option instead of ps/2

That means in my case I have to use "generic - 3 button mouse (USB)" for the mini optical mouse that I have got which are 2 buttons and wheel.

As far as i remember I have alreday this option , but I have to try it again
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ahhh....i think i see the problem. in the mouse section of your xorg.conf file, there is no device parm. i also have a usb mouse, but here's my mouse section from my xorg.conf file:
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection


so try adding option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" , save it , restart the computer and see what happens.
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so try adding option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" , save it , restart the computer and see what happens.

It did not work.
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Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and we can see if there are any blatant errors.

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