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Distribution: Slackware, Red Hat, Fefora, Mandrake, Cygwin
Well if it's COM1(WINDOWS NAME) in linux it is actually tty00
tty00 is a file representing the hardware (COM1) and it is in your /dev/ directory. Thats were all the files representing certain devices on your system are placed.
So as a root user type the following in the terminal:
ln -s /dev/tty00 /dev/mouse
This will create a symlink to the device for easier reference to it.
So in your X11 configuration file(usually place in /etc/X11/ directory called "XF86Config") look for the mouse section for the input devices section and there should be a part where which says something like
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Or something else instead of mouse.
Make sure it is that I just put there.