configuring the mouse in Ubuntu

Shane Hathaway shane at
Mon Oct 9 03:11:08 MDT 2006

Russel Caldwell wrote:
> OK, I've banged my head on this for quite a while and haven't been able to
> figure it out. The mouse on my desktop is not responding and I'm not sure
> how to fix it. One Ubuntu post said there were a couple of utilities called
> xf86config and xf86cfg but I haven't been able to find them. I've tried to
> change the file /etc/X11/xorg.config but I think I made things worse
> because
> mdetect can't detect the mouse anymore. What do I need to do to make my
> mouse work again in Ubuntu?

As a starting point, does the mouse work if you boot from the live CD?
If it does, try simply copying the xorg.conf provided by the live CD
into your desktop's /etc/X11.  Make a backup first.


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