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Old 12-18-2003, 06:47 AM   #1
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how to make a microsoft mouse to work in linux! :)

I don't like their OS.
But I sure like (some) of their hardware...

Got myself an: Wireless Optical Mouse 2.0 by microsoft.

It has no mouse ball, and has no wire.
Its great! I love it, so easy to use... feel's great...

It came with a CD.

Well in windoze I installed the driver without a problem... (what a surprise, huh?
And I got a kewl proggy, saying how much battry life I have left, and an easy way to change the setting of it...

It works just fine without the drivers...

Anyway, I but into linux, and the mouse works.

Me proud of linux...

But it would be nice to install the driver, so I'd get that proggy...

so what do I do?
Use wine to install it?

CAN it be installed?

would be great if it worked!

I have SuSE 9.0 (home edition, not pro) and the kernel is 2.4... (waiting for suse to release 2.6)

Old 12-18-2003, 03:45 PM   #2
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SuSE 9.0 must have an that new model of microsoft mouse drivers..and to work..
Old 12-19-2003, 08:20 AM   #3
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its already out

kernel 2.6 came out yesterday, what a coincidence!
get it at:

Old 12-20-2003, 01:06 PM   #4
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not what I meant

The mouse works... I'm using it right now...

But the CD that come's with it has a proggy. I wan't to run it... get it?
Old 12-20-2003, 01:14 PM   #5
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Devils (Windows) and Angels (Linux) can get along sometimes. But I doubt it will this time.
Old 01-26-2004, 01:12 AM   #6
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Eugene, I have the same mose (i think) and the same distro. I cant make it work though. any suggestions?


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