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MS serial mouse inoperable w/Intel Solaris 2.6

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I'm installing the free evaluation version of Solaris 2.6 for Intel on a custom-built. Got throught everything fine except I cannot get my two-button, Microsoft serial mouse (2.1a on COM2) to operate. Have had the same problem with LINUX on this machine also but managed to get it to work most of the time. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
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Solaris wants your mouse to be on COM1. What you need to do is run the hardware config utility during a reboot.

1. Start a terminal and type 'reboot'
2. When asked stop the boot and enter the config utility.
3. Tell the config that your mouse is on COM2 and test your mouse.
4. Save your new config.
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You might also do a 'reboot -- r-' which will look for new hardware. This sometimes will find new configs. If not the first method is sure to work, I have done it several times.
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