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Old 08-28-2003, 12:05 PM   #1
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New mouse won't work with MDK 9.1


I built an MDK 9.1 workstation in the lab. It worked fine. When I moved the workstation to production, I used the existing mouse at that location - a "standard" Macro$$$ PS2 mouse that worked with the MDK 8.2 that used to be there.

Now the mouse won't work with MDK 9.1. I've tried swapping in a few other mice known to be in working order, but none work. I assume that I need to configure MDK 9.1 for the exact mouse that is installed.

However, without the mouse, I can't get to the menus.

Help!?!?!?!
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:43 PM   #2
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You could use the keyboard to access the mandreke control center. Just use the windows key to activate the K menu and then navigate through it to reach the mdk control center. Then in the hardware tab, you can find the mouse configuration tool.

Hope this helps
 
Old 08-28-2003, 05:53 PM   #3
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MDK 9.1 & mouse

The Windows Key??? Duh-oh! I knew that some key would active the menus .... but the Windows Key?!?!?!?!

What does the Penguin Key do on a Windows keyboard ?

Now THAT is a business idea: sell Penguin Keys that Linux users can snap on to their keyboards, replacing the Windows Key. If you get there before I do, send royalty checks to:

Snorky the Penguin Herder
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Old 08-28-2003, 05:58 PM   #4
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LOL, i've seen those Tux keys somewhere around the internet, quite cool!!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 10:12 PM   #5
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new mouse & mdk 9.1

OK, the windows key works... sort of.....

It enables me to get to many menus, and works well for most of them.

I can get to the Mandrake Control Center. However, I can't open "Hardware". Is there are way to do that without a mouse?

Perhaps a command line program? A direct edit of a config file?

Is there a way to force hardware detection? There's nothing unusual about the mouse: M$ PS/2

I also tried a Belkin USB Mouse, a Mouse Systems PS/2, another M$ PS/2 mouse - I have a pile of mice to try, but nothing works.

I'm about ready to re-install the OS - which seems so very, um, Microsoftie. Surely there's a better way.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 01:40 AM   #6
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Don't reinstall. I've run across this a couple of times - here's what worked for me. Use the Win key to open the start menu, navigate to Terminals - X term, hit enter. In the terminal, su to root, then type mousedrake - this is Mandrake's mouse selecting app. Using the cursor keys, and the space bar to select, try choosing a different mouse. When you have, Alt-F4 closes the terminal, then log out. Hit Ctrl -A to restart the X-windows session, log in and see if the mouse works. (You may have to reboot instead of Ctrl-A depending on which Window Manager you use).

Good Luck.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 11:53 AM   #7
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Thumbs up re-configure non-functioning mouse in MDK 9.1Bingo!

Bingo! That fixed it in a few seconds. Thanks.

After spending years on Usenet, it's nice to get an answer that

1. doesn't include "RTFM"
2. makes no reference to my intelligence or ancestry
3. is complete and correct on the first try.

Y'all rock, Dude.
 
  


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