Joined: Nov. 2006
||Posted: Nov. 13 2006,13:27
How to Install DSL with no mouse on a HD-Partition:
A semi-advanced How-To on installing xf86 and using accessx for mouse control, all without a mouse.
A word of warning:
This Guide is meant for those how are experienced with Linux and DSL, you will need to work in the command line and have some experience with xf86config.
This Guide is the result of this forum thread:
"JB4x4" for compiling accessx and figuring how to configure accessx.
"Winter Knight" for suggestion accessx.
0. Make a DSL Boot-USB.
1. Add to the DSL Boot-USB the following:
2. Boot DSl.
3. When asked for the mouse you may choose PS2 mouse (since you won't be using this it doesn't matter)
3. When you reach the X Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace to exit the shell.
4. Use dsl-hdinstall to install.
5. Reboot DSL.
*** At this point you should have DSL on your chosen partition and a boot-loader (grub\lilo) to load DSL from.
6. Again, exit to shell.
7. Mount the USB.
8. "mydsl-load XFree86.dsl"
9. "mydsl-load xf86config.dsl"
10. "mydsl-load accessx.dsl"
11. "cd /etc/X11"
12. "sudo xf86config" : With this script you should produce /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, you may also copy some of the example scripts that reside in /home/dsl/XFree86_config_files, XF86Config-4_vesa and should work on most if not all PCs.
**. If you made a new XF86Config-4, you will need to add in 'Section "ServerFlags"' the line "AllowMouseOpenFail", this will make xf86 ignore the absence of a mouse.
13. rename /home/dsl/.xserverrc to /home/dsl/.xserverrc.old
14. copy "/home/dsl/XFree86_config_files/.xserverrc_for_XF86" as a new "/home/dsl/.xserverrc".
15. copy /home/dsl/.xinitrc as /home/dsl/.xinitrc.old
16. "sudo nano /home/dsl/.xinitrc"
17. open a new line under"torsmo 2>/dev/null &" (use Ctrl+W for search) and enter "xterm -e ax +mousekeys -timeout", Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit.
Done, you can now "exit" or "startx" to run xfree86, use the numpad to move the pointer, more details in : http://www.disability.uiuc.edu/accessx/overview.html
A little bug: NumPad 9 won't move the pointer Right-UP...