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Old 11-04-2002, 01:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mouse, Modem and Sound Card Problems


I am running Mandrake 9.0 and Win98se via a "bootloader" (I think that is what it is called)

My problems are as follows:

1. Mouse: I have a ps/2 kensington mouse with a wheel. I have tried ALL mouse settings via "mouseconfig" to no avail.

2. Sound: I have an Avance AC97 sound card (PCI) but no sound.

3. Modem: I have an internal PCI Motorola 56k modem (com2) which cannot be detected.

Before I forget. I am an extreme noob with little to no knowledge of linux lingo. Please reply as simply as possible. I have worked with computers for the last 15 years and am dabbling in linux. If I cannot resolve my problems, I am afraid I will continue to be at the mercy of Bill Gates. PLEASE help....

John B
 
Old 11-04-2002, 02:31 AM   #2
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Hey Johnno,

1. What was the default mouse that Mandrake picked up when installing?
2. That should be supported, AC97 is pretty much known for not being picked up, search around the forums and you will find an asnwer.
3. That's a winmodem (i have it too) i haven't got it to work yet, there are drivers for it on the motorola website, which they have discontinued, your better off buying a new modem....

Hope this all helped...

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Old 11-04-2002, 02:35 AM   #3
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Oh i just read your an Aussie oh and one of your kids is my age, haha cool, glad to see another aussie on LQ....do you mind going to this thread, you will have to read the first page first so you know what it's about, then post http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=30619

Thanks...

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Old 11-04-2002, 03:04 AM   #4
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Whilst installing Mandrake 9.0, the ps/2 mouse that I have, worked fine. Then when KDE 3.0 started up, the mouse pointer/cursor, just parked itself in the top left-hand corner of the screen and would not move. Strange thing though, when I moved the mouse acrosss the mouse pad, I noticed that the icons on the screen would slightly change colour, as though an invisible mouse pointer was covering it. When I pressed the lefthand button, the menu/function/program would execute. Clicking the righthand button produces a menu of options. Pressing Ctrl+Alt and left clicking on an open window would move the window around the desktop. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 11-04-2002, 03:30 AM   #5
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Hmmm i'm not currently using KDE 3.0 i'm using 2.2, but open your KDE control center and go to the mouse section and see what options are there for you, sorry that i can't give you a detailed explanation as i'm not using KDE, i'm using fluxbox....

#Garry
 
Old 11-04-2002, 05:19 AM   #6
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Go into harddrake and click on the mouse section.I think there's an entry for Kensington in there.If not,try the generic ps/2 wheel mouse option.
HTH
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Old 11-04-2002, 05:31 AM   #7
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Done that. The reference was for a "thinking" mouse. Tried all other configs. Thankyou for the suggestion.

JB
 
Old 11-04-2002, 05:43 AM   #8
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Do you have anothe mouse lying around so you can see if you have the same problem?

If you don't well you may have to ditch the mouse...Linux isn't perfect 'yet' you know hehehe.....or maybe you could wait till a couple of kernel updates, is that mouse fairly new?

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Old 11-04-2002, 06:05 AM   #9
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Yes, I have a couple of mice handy (both ps/2's) and no they do not work either. I have a serial mouse as well but have not tried that one yet.

I will let you know it turns out tomorrow. I'm signing off for the night.

Cheers.

JB
 
Old 11-04-2002, 06:12 AM   #10
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Ok sorry if i wasn't of any help, but this could be a problem with your ps2 port, or maybe how linux see's your port, it could also be a BIOS setting, but if all is good in windows, it could be something with Linux and your BIOS setting for your mouse....

These are just gueses....well have a good sleep...i have school tomorrow...i might hit the hay too....

Cheers

#Garry
 
Old 11-04-2002, 07:04 AM   #11
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Hi Johnno56

Regarding the mouse..............Try editing the "/etc/X11/XF86Config" file to read as follows:

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"

Never give up, it's just takes a little time for everything to fit together.
Doc
 
Old 11-04-2002, 04:14 PM   #12
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Thankyou... will do.

JB
 
  


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