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Old 12-15-2003, 11:11 AM   #1
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What optical mouse you recomend

I want to get a optical mouse, and I would like to kknow what is the one that you recommend, I just want a regular optical mouse ( not a wireless) and want one that the scrool well will work, I am running suse 9 if any of you have a good suggestion .
Old 12-15-2003, 11:18 AM   #2
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I know im wrong for saying this but get a **eeeewwwwhhhh** Microsoft Intellimouse. Their compadable with Linux OS's it works with my Mandrake Linux 9.1 (up until the point where my linux didnt want to load my KDE desktop :'( )
Old 12-15-2003, 11:22 AM   #3
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thanks, so they work fine, or you mean that they sucks
Old 12-15-2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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I've been happy with my logitech optical mouse.
It's cheap too.
Old 12-15-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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Microsoft Intellimouse is a good one, in linux you don't even need drivers.
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I use SuSE 9.0 and the Logitec wheel mouse. SuSE recognised it first time, and it works flawlessly.
Old 12-15-2003, 06:12 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Edward78
Microsoft Intellimouse is a good one, in linux you don't even need drivers.
yeah, i've got one of those - Microsoft - "Crap software, good mice".

Though there is a wireless rechargeable optical mouse that tempts me:
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I've used MS, Logitech and generics brands of 3 button PS/2 wheel mice. All of worked fine.
Old 12-15-2003, 08:29 PM   #9
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logitech here, works great.
Old 12-15-2003, 08:53 PM   #10
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Logitech here too, on Redhat, Suse, Mandrake and now Slackware. No problem at all.
Old 12-15-2003, 10:43 PM   #11
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I was gonna go for another M$ mouse after a traumatic coffee incident, but I found a little Mitsumi for $8 less, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Works just as spiffy! One that I did have a bit of trouble with out of the box was a Labtec. It was a bit jumpy. Worked fine under Win32, but was not quite civilized enough to get along with X. However the line:
Option "Resolution" "400"
worked well. Good one to know about, as it'll accellerate your mouse with every windowmanager, regardless of the availability of their mouse tools. :-D
Old 12-16-2003, 05:29 AM   #12
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For a good cheap USB optical mouse, you can't go past Belkin. As good as MS mice are, when mine died, I refused to buy a new one for more than twice the price of a Belkin.

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I refuse to buy anything Belkin - check an old /. posting for Belkin's prize-winning router scam.

I got an IBM optical scrollwheel mouse. USB but with a ps2 adapter. Works great on a couple of different computers and four different distros and cost about ten bucks. I mean, it's a mouse. As long as it pushes the cursor around...


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