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Old 08-02-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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Exclamation My Serial Mouse Won't Work! Please help!

I am currently using Serial a Mouse and Keyboard coz i have no PS/2 or USB ports. They are both working fine with my Win98.

I was planning to have dual OS but during the graphical installation of Fedora Core 4, my mouse won't work but my keyboard does. The same happened after I installed Ubuntu Linux <>, my mouse won't work but my keyboard does.

Is it because both uses GNOME? I have a faulty MDK installer (it hungs up at the middle of installation) but my mouse works on it finely. Is it because it is KDE?

Please help! I really want to migrate to Linux!

Thanks a lot!

Last edited by bulletrick; 08-02-2005 at 09:09 PM.
Old 08-02-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
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Hmm, have not setup a serial mouse in awhile but it may be that xorg.conf is looing for /dev/mouse for the Device... Try pointing xorg to look at the serial port for your mouse:

# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1




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