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Why does not my ordenary microsoft serial mouse work
under my linux xserver??? Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
If i use a PS/2 mouse, it works fine. I have tried every
possible setting, and configured the XF86Config file many
times, but there is not so many options on mouse in there.
the link between /dev/cua0 and /dev/mouse is there, and I have the mouse on /dev/cua0 (com1 under DOS) Please help!!
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by:ahoffmann
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If it is a serial mouse you should have a link /dev/mouse to
/dev/ttyS0 and  **not** to  /dev/cua0.

Did you use gpm too? If so kill it and try again.
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information under mouse section in /etc/X11/XF86Config and /etc/sysconfig/mouse should be consistent... try runnig "mouse-test" and set them correctly...

good Luck
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jetx earned 10 total points
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On your BIOS set the PS/2 as Disabled, and Make sure you have the Serial Port Enabled too on the BIOS.
Then setup your Mouse using the command

setup

Redhat 5.1 has that.

-Jeff
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