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Old 05-01-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
cristea
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I need an advice!


Can somebody recommend me a Linux distro aimed to only browsing the web and playing audio-video files and recognize and work with serial mice? I've tested like 10 Linux distro and very few of them supported serial mouse. The cursor remained frozen both during installation and after. I'd like the Linux distro to have PPPoe connection capabilities. I'm a newbie and became obsessed looking for windows updates and hotfixes and I wanted change to a more stable secure OS environment, like Linux.
Thank you in advance for your help!
 
Old 05-01-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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Any dsistro should be able to use a Serial mouse.. you may have to tweak the configuration for X a little to get it working.

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The first thing to do is to make sure the software can find the mouse. Work out which serial port your mouse is connected to - usually this will be /dev/ttyS0 (COM1 under DOS) or /dev/ttyS1 (COM2). (ttyS0 is usually the 9 pin socket, ttyS1 the 25 pin socket, but of course there is no hard and fast rule about these things.) There are also an equivalent number of /dev/cua devices, which are almost the same as the ttyS ones, but their use is now discouraged. For convenience make a new link /dev/mouse pointing at this port. For instance, for ttyS0:

ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/mouse

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...-Mouse.html#s3

Config examples..
http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/...Mouse.html#s10
 
Old 05-01-2006, 08:54 PM   #3
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i agree with farslayer. Mice can be configured easily to work over serial with any connection. Would just like to add that it helps if you give a more descriptive title. Everyone posting on the forums needs advice.
 
  


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