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Im very new to this linux thing and i dled Slackware first but couldnt get it to install. So i got RedHat just to make sure i could run it atleast.. But no matter i will need to solve this before i run any Distro.. Problem!!: I can boot up Linux using the boot disk i created every thing loads but i cant use my mouse.. ( AOpen 5 button optical) i would assume this would havee to do with the drivers. so i went to their web page to see if they had drivers that supported linux which they dont.. so i was just wondering what i dhould do.. i can navigate on my keyboard fine but i dont know many of the linux commands to get around. Any insight would be much aprecieated.
hmmm where would i go to input that command.. im not at my computer right now so i cant toy around with it. it is a PS/2 Mouse it just has an optical track. But what mouse would you suggest thats known to work on these linux distros if i cant get this solved.
Nope its not that either.. its a standard PS/2 mouse.. Could it be something with the install. because it gives you a big list of what type of mouse input it is. but i dont think 5 button ps/2 is on there.
Thnx guys.. i re ran the setup boot and cpnofigured the mouse to instead of 3 button generic to a wheel generic and that worked... Any other suggestion of anything i should do as a starter on linux????