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Old 05-01-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
Dill
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Mouse not detected


heya,

ok,for the first time ever, my linux is running online! Huraay! But also, for the first time in about 12 installs, my mouse insnt working, doh!


essentially, that is my problem, I haveno mouse no idea what to do about it. I'm running Mdk10 community (off the front of linux format) ahave had it working with my mouse before.

I'm lost, help me!

Oh and for some reason, on the 'start' menu (to use win2k terminology sorry) I cant get to system configuration via the keyboard, it just wont let me.

Oh and the mouse is a ssamsung optical.

Cheers, dill
 
Old 05-01-2004, 12:53 PM   #2
thomasmathew
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Have you choosen the correct mouse for your system while installation of the Linux OS? ie; USB, PS/2 or like that. So if you haven't choosen the correct one, please insert your favouite Distro CD and run the installation again for configuring the mouse without reinstalling the OS package. If your Samsung (brand name)mouse is not listed, choose the Generic one or Microsoft intellimouse if it is a scroll mouse. Hope you may get it corrected.

Thomas.
 
Old 05-01-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
Dill
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Yeah, I figured it might have been that. It works now

Huraaay! I'm on linux!

Its great cos over the past 3 days my win2K OS has been crashing every few hours. It got to the point last night where I could boot for a miaximum of about 2 mins before a crash. Not good.

Anyway, cheers!

Dill
 
  


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