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Old 07-01-2006, 09:22 AM   #1
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Q: KT7A-RAID has faulty mouse port - What options might I consider?


Q: KT7A-RAID has faulty mouse port - What options might I consider?

Using Fedora Core 5 without a mouse is painful. So faced with this problem I'd be pleased to hear your thoughts... save for replacing the Mboard.

Having tried numerous mice and other OSs with this board I traced the wiring back to the South Bridge. I am certain that the integrity of the pwb is sound.

I have tried a Logitect Bus mouse in ISA slot although this didn't work.

I might conclude that the South Bridge is faulty or has a poor joint to the mouse interrupt, clock and data lines.

Given FC5 does not support serial mice I have thought of the following options although would be open to other suggestions for a least cost option.

1. Find the mouse driver and config source files from RedHat 6 and attempt to insert in to the FC5 kernal.

[Never done anything like this before - it is easy to build kernels with unsupported drivers from earlier versions?]

2. Use an optical mouse.

[The KT7A-RAID has a 5 pin connector for an Infrared transceiver - but I've never seen the detector/transmiter heads so I wonder if these are generally supplied with an IR mouse.]

3. Use a USB mouse - a wireless type.

[I wonder if it would use the South Bridge and not work either.]

Any other thoughts, ideas or related info to help.

Cheers,

Philip
 
Old 07-01-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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The usb mouse option will probably be the least amount of pain imho.

http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html

Good luck.
 
  


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