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Re: [vox-tech] Mouse trouble
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Re: [vox-tech] Mouse trouble



On Sun September 25 2005 20:56, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> So I just bought an el-cheapo "GE" brand optical PS/2 wheely-mouse to
> replace the non-optical PS/2 wheely-mouse that came with my Fry's/Linspire
> computer.
>
> To my surprise, it doesn't work.  I figured "PS/2... it'll just plug in and
> work.  I might need to change X's config from ImPS/2 to PS/2 or something."
>
> Nope...  this thing's red light turns off the minute anyone (X, gpm, or
> my manually via cat or xxd) talks to the /dev/input/mouse or /dev/psaux
> devices. >:^(
>
> Before I try to return it (stupid thing came in one of those plastic cases
> that you need to take scissors and a flame-thrower to to open it), I
> thought I'd see if anyone out here knew of any tricks to get it to work.
>
> (Googling, I found someone mention they had to tweak something in their
> bios to get a PS/2 mouse working right.  I see nothing mouse-related in my
> bios, so I'm outta luck there.)
>
> Thx!
You did reboot didn't you? I've been using USB mouse and keyboard
for some time so I could be wrong, but I seem to remember that
you couldn't unplug a PS/2 mouse without re-booting to get it
going again.
Richard
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