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Suddenly can't use the mouse.

Posted on 1998-11-30
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I have a unix sco system and I tried to install a modem. When I put in the modem, the mouse stopped working. I took out the modem and the mouse still doesn't work. I have checked the connections but don't know what else to look for. Any suggestions on how to get the mouse to work again and what can I do to get the modem not to disrupt the mouse?
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Assuming you are using an internal modem;
It sounds as though the modem was set to the same irq as your mouse port. You should set the modem to a different irq and try re-installing it. You may have to remove any drivers that you installed for the modem before the mouse comes back to life.

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I can't change the irq settings. It will only alow an irq of 4 for the modem and 3 for the mouse. If I try to change it, its either already taken or I will get a warning message, "Unable to modify the serial card".
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Is your modem plug'n'play?
If it is can you set it to non plug'n'play mode?
Did you try to change the IRQ in SCO or physically on the modem (i.e. altering a jumper on the board)?
Can you change the IRQ of your mouse (Presuming it's serial) in
the BIOS settings?

Hopefully with the answers to these questions I may be able to suggest something that will work.
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Well that was the answer but i found the problem before I got a responce so I'll give you the points. I do have a new problem, so look for my newest post. Thanks.
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