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Is there a prob with getting linux to config a seriel mouse i have tryed but had no luck when i install linux it lets me install it with the keyboard but then it just hangs as it has not picked up my mous could any1 help

Yours Frank.
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What distro are you running? Which mouse is involved? After installation you can (at least in RedHat) switch mouse settings running /usr/sbin/mouseconfig. You can select your mouse, or choose a generic one. Now it's got probably the wrong protocol or the wrong port (ttyS0/ttyS1).
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try XF86Setup.
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after configuring linux and the mouse doesnt respond...You can do the following ..you can run the mouse configurator which like Cook said u can find in /usr/sbin/mouseconfig.
Run it and select whatever mouse you need.If you have a two button mouse make sure you keep the EMULATE 3 BUTTONS ON ...
If you can provide information as to what mouse you are using + Linux version i can provide you step by step instructions  to configure it.
Thanks.
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hi i am using Mandrake7 and i use a genius netmouse
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At least in RedHat 6.2, which uses mouseconfig 4.4 (u could also use this in Mandrake as RedHat and Mandrake are family :-)), you can choose "Genius Netmouse Serial" as an option! In general regarding serial mice in linux there are three things to check out: is the right com-port selected (ttyS0/ttyS1), is the right protocol selected (if you can't find your mouse, try a generic one, microsoft or logitech), is the right baudrate (mostly 9600 baud) on. Let us know how things are going!

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