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Old 02-04-2002, 02:06 PM   #1
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: MA
Distribution: RedHat 6.1 kernel 2.2.12
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Angry serial mouse problems, help!

Ok, I have been trying to fix this problem for sometime. I am a complete newbie and recieved RedHat 6.1 w/ kernel 2.2.12. Everything in the installation went fine, but when I startx the mouse doesn't work. I have the partitions parted and also have Win98 SE, it won't detect the mouse either. I am only using a serial mouse is because I use a Kensington USB w/wheel, I use this mouse for Win98 and obviously 6.1 doesn't support USB. I have tryed mouseconfig, installing over and over again, and trying to update to kernel 2.2.20 for USB support (it was too big for my HD). So I re-installed and here I am. Please help! This is infuriating!

Here are my specs.

Motherboard: PcChips M558 with LPT1
PC: AMD K6 166MHZ (over-clocked to 200)
Partitions: /dev/hda1 "Win98" 2.0 GB (1.37 GB free)
/dev/hda5 "RedHat 6.1" 3.0 GB
/dev/hda6 "Swap" 60MB
/dev/hdb1 "mp3's/win programs" 2.0GB (Windows format)
Sound card: Creative AWE64 ISA
Mouse: Microsoft Serial-Mouse Port Compatible Mouse 2.0 (PS/2 connected to COM1 Serial Port with standard PS/2 to Serial 9-pin adapter)
PCI Cards: Slot 1/ATI 3D Rage PCI
Slot 2/PCI UART 16C950 Serial and Parallel Port Adapter (COM1, COM2, LPT2)
Slot 3/Creative Modem Blaster Flash56 PCI
Slot 4/OPTi82C861 PCI to USB Port (2 Ports)

Thanks please tell me what to do?

Last edited by otaku1984; 02-04-2002 at 02:08 PM.


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