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> A Quick Issues For A Pdaxrom Newbie, usb mouse
robertcloud
post May 29 2005, 08:41 PM
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First, I would like to thank the pdaxrom team for making this beautiful rom.

I am running a C1000 with RC10, and am having a couple of issues.

First, I would like to get my usb mouse to work. I read where Laze posted

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To enable mouse support edit startx and add "-mouse /dev/input/mouse0" in xserver args.


Im not very experienced with Linux and this went over my head. Where can I edit startx to do this?

Thanks for reading my post.
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cody
post May 29 2005, 10:08 PM
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Quick fix:

just type this when after you login to your zaurus

"startx -mouse /dev/input/mouse0""
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adf
post May 30 2005, 12:06 AM
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keep in mind that it is either mouse or stylus,,to change you need to restart X
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robertcloud
post May 30 2005, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE(cody @ May 30 2005, 06:08 AM)
Quick fix:

just type this when after you login to your zaurus

"startx -mouse /dev/input/mouse0""
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I am getting an error with this. xserver does not
recognise xserver as an arguement. any other solutions?
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post May 30 2005, 10:57 AM
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my current workaround is to pop that line into the xserver args in /usr/X11R6/bin and save it as startxm ( for mouse) this way if I want to use the mouse I start X with startxm if not jist plain old startx
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robertcloud
post May 30 2005, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE(adf @ May 30 2005, 06:57 PM)
my current workaround is to pop that line into the xserver args in /usr/X11R6/bin  and save it as startxm ( for mouse) this way if I want to use the mouse I start X with startxm  if not jist plain old startx
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thank you adf, that was precisely what I was looking for. My mouse now works.

Strangely enough, when I startxm, it starts as portrait mode. When I click on 'rotate' in the menu, It rotates the screen as an upside down landscape. The same thing happens when I rotate the clamshell into PDA form. ohmy.gif

It is easy to fix with xrandr -o right but I just thought it was curious that it happened.
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post May 30 2005, 01:02 PM
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LOL I usually start in portrait, and so hadn't noticed
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post Aug 8 2005, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(adf @ May 30 2005, 01:57 PM)
my current workaround is to pop that line into the xserver args in /usr/X11R6/bin  and save it as startxm ( for mouse) this way if I want to use the mouse I start X with startxm  if not jist plain old startx
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I tried to edit the file /usr/X11R6/bin/startx and I received a "permission denied" from -bash.

This is what I did.

I changed the line in startx to the following:

serverargs="-mouse /dev/input/mouse0" in the file and saved it as startxm.

The file saved, I exited X and used the command startxm at the prompt.

Update: I did a chmod 755 to startxm and it solved the issue. Now to figure out the portrait mode to landscape mode.

Update: I fixed the portrait to landscape mode with the xrandr -0 right

Thanks for the very helpful information.

Update on the above: I lose the mouse function when it suspends. I have to exit and restart X, sometimes twice or even a full reboot because the zaurus will freeze.

Also, can I add the 'xrandr -o right' to the server args so I don't have to send the command after startxm?

C-1000, pdaXROM, Kathrin-RC10.4
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