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Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Re: USB mouse

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  • Alexander Toresson
    ... Why not just use /dev/input/mice directly instead? Creating a symlink to it seems redundant imho. Regards, Alexander Toresson
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 7, 2005
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      On 11/7/05, Robert Svoboda <r080@...> wrote:
      > * Joan Pujol <mimosinnet@...> [2005-11-07 17:50]:
      > > Robert! Thanks very much for the advice! I have got these
      > > lines in the xorg.conf, and I did not need to create the
      > > symbolic link.
      >
      > So your mouse already works?
      >
      > > Nevertheless, I am not sure if playing with
      > > the configuration any symbolic link has been created
      > > (nevertheless, I do not have any /dev/pointer file).
      >
      > Yes, you don't have such file - you have to create a symbolic link
      > which is called /dev/pointer. It doesn't exist yet but it will
      > as soon as you create that link. But if your mouse works this
      > is not relevant anymore.
      >
      > > Is it possible to know the sybolic links that point to a
      > > particular file?
      >
      > yes, you can run something like this:
      >
      > find /dir -type l -exec ls -l {} \; | grep "your_particular_file_name"
      >
      > so for example to find all links which point to the ntp.conf
      > file and are under /etc the command would be:
      >
      > find /etc -type l -exec ls -l {} \; | grep "ntp.conf"
      >
      > Robert
      >

      Why not just use /dev/input/mice directly instead? Creating a symlink
      to it seems redundant imho.

      Regards, Alexander Toresson
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