For what its worth, I have 9.0 working on this 570e and 9.1 on an X20 Thinkpads. Try going to the Mandrake control center, enter the root password, select hardware, select mouse and try this. Sound daunting with no mouse, but like Windows, Linux has the ability to get around using arrow keys, tab and shift/tab keys in conjunction with Alt or Ctrl keys to move the focus to different areas. Like Ctrl/ESC brings up running processes to possibly kill a out of control application, similar to Windows. Otherwise, you need to read up on command line environment, no X-server / desktop, vi editor from the bash environment and edit the XF86config file in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. It will make a backup of .old.