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Old 11-22-2001, 10:22 AM   #1
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mandrake 8.1 - inoperative mouse

I've recently installed mandrake8.1 , (and re-installled from two different distributions) , to a 4gb disk partition on my 15gb drive.

All installations went well, specifically the mouse recognition & testing configuration stages. I've tried installing my mouse as a ps/2 wheel mouse & the generic two button mouse during the various installations.

In every case when linux reboots, I'm not able to use the mouse. The cursor is locked dead in the middle of the screen. I've tried keyboarding around to the configuration - mouse section in linux, without any luck.

Is this is some dumb newbie overlook or something else tha's easy to resolve.

Please help.

My system configuration, (as best as I can gather), follows;

- Os Version :
Windows 2000 5.0 (Build 2195)

- Processor :
Quantity : 1
Level : 586
Granularity : 64K
Revision : 1792
Model : 7
Stepping : 0
High-End Processor : True
Processor(s): AMD-K6tm w/ multimedia extensions @ 299MHz
Performance Rating: PR299 (estimated)
Mainboard and BIOS >
Bus(es): ISA PCI SMBus/i2c
Multi-Processor Support: No
System BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
System Chipset: Acer Labs Incorporated (ALI) ALI M1531 Aladdin IV/IV+
CPU to PCI Bridge
L2 External Cache: 512kB pipeline-burst write-back
Installed Memory: 160MB (146% true allocated load)

Video System >
Monitor/Panel: COMPAQ MV520 Color Monitor
Adapter: NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64/Model 64 Pro
Memory Information
Total Physical Memory: 163380 KB / 159 MB
Used Memory: 104844 KB / 102 MB
Free Memory: 58536 KB / 57 MB

Display Information
Full Screen Size : 800 X 600
Viewable Desktop Size : 800 X 553
Minimum Window Size : 112 X 27
Icon Spacing Grid : 75 X 75

< Peripherals >
Serial/Parallel Port(s): 1 COM / 1 LPT
Keyboard: PC/AT Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard (101/102-Key)
Mouse: Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
Number Of Mouse Buttons: 3

< Network Adapter(s) >
Networking Installed: Yes
Adapter: Kingston EtheRx KNE110TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Adapter: WAN Miniport (L2TP)
Adapter: WAN Miniport (IP)
Adapter: WAN Miniport (PPTP)
Adapter: Direct Parallel
Adapter: NTS Enternet P.P.P.o.E Adapter

Old 11-22-2001, 10:07 PM   #2
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Here's a snippet of my XF86Config file (/etc/X11/XF86Config) for XFree86 4.10 with a Microsoft Wheel Mouse...
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Name" "AutoDetected"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "AutoDetected"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"


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