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Old 11-17-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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Getting Suse 9.1 to recognize my mouse

I been using Mandrake and i thought i would give Suse a try. I started to install Suse but it wont pick up my mouse, I know the maker of my mouse is Microsoft, and im wondering if thats the reason but its really just a regular ps/2 mouse and it works on Mandrake and windows so, im wondering if anybody elese has had a problem such as this one. If so please post your solutions. And for anybody else on the form, if you have any suggestions please post. Thanks in advance.
Old 11-17-2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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Here's some mouse help

I've had the same problem as you with previous versions of Mandrake. I have found the following page helpful in getting your Microsoft mouse working in X:

I know it's a big page, and it may take some additional work on your part to get it working, but it'll be worth it. I had my Microsoft 4-button + scroll wheel mouse working like a charm in X after tweaking some of the things the above website provides tips on, so it's not a lost cause.
Old 11-17-2004, 03:46 PM   #3
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thanks a lot for the reply. This problem is so weird because, when i boot up my mandrake distro the mouse works fine and in windows it works fine as well. And here is the interesting/weird part, when i installed Suse on an old Compaq that still uses scsi hard drives, and also uses a microsoft mouse it worked fine, the only problem that i ran into with that computer is that Suse did not support the ATI grapics card that was in it, so while installing the graphics were kidna off. But when i try to install it on my other computer, where i also use windows 2000, it seems to act very strange. I currently have mandrake on another drive, and i dual boot that with windows. So what i was gonna do is install Suse on top of that partition that had mandrake, but when i try to do that i get up to the point where it says installiation settings and it tells me what works on my system. Like the keyboard, and the partitions that i have and other things like that, but then under mouse it says NONE, and i could go further with the installation by hitting the f10 key but it doesn't make sense to install a full distro without mouse support. But thanks again for that site i hope it poses as some form of help.


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