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I have an AST 816 and I am trying to install Linux.  Linux, however, does not recognize  my ps2 mouse, and tells me that it's not even there.  X-windows is very boreing without a mouse!  Anyway, the mouse functions perfectly under Win95, DOS, and FreeBSD, so I know it's not a hardware problem.  I will appreciate ANY help as quickly as possible.  Thanks.
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Check if there is a link /dev/mouse pointing to /dev/psaux - if it isn't there, create it (as user root):

ln -s /dev/psaux /dev/mouse

If the link is there and it still doesn't work, perhaps you're using a kernel without ps/2 mouse support. You have to install a different one, check your installation CD.

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