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Old 05-30-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
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redhat 9 and no mouse

I've just installed Redhat 9 on my computer. The install went smoothly, but upon first run, the mouse does not work. I have a PS/2 compatible USB mouse (with the adapter on it), Microsoft optical.

The reason I post for such a simple issue is that I have never run Linux before, so I don't know where to look to solve this problem, and wouldn't know how to get there without a mouse.

Thank you for any help.

Old 05-30-2003, 10:55 PM   #2
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Did you try it as a usb mouse? Kudzu should catch it on re-booting when it's changed and re-configure the mouse.

You might see what happens if you command as root:


It works in RH7.3

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:

# Redhat 9.0
Redhat 9.0 Upgrading the kernel
Building a custom kernel

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-30-2003 at 10:56 PM.


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