Welcome to LQ
I never used fedora so I can not say anything about that.
However, I might be able to help configure your mouse.
First for a few questions:
Fedora 9 is out why use an old version?
Have you googled and searched on LQ for answers?
What type of mouse do you have? usb or serial?
Is your mouse two or three button?
What type of computer do you have?
If you have a laptop, does the touch pad work?
For usb mouse in command line try the following:
My comuter can see my usb mouse, Kensington Pocket Mouse Pro
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 1058:1102 Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 047d:1023 Kensington Pocket Mouse Pro Wireless
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0451:2046 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB2046 Hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:3f11 Hewlett-Packard PSC-1315/PSC-1317
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
What do you get?
Configure X for the mouse
edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak #backup xorg
You should have a section on Input Devices.
Specifically on the Mouse.
Two button mouse should look similar to this.
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" #Your device might be slightly different.
Three button mouse should look similar to this.
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "3"
For added info see this link.