"Drunk" mouse pointer.
Posted on 2001-07-19
I just put a brand new scroll mouse on the kids PC and the pointer is behaving strangely. It appeared to be A okay before I installed the mouses driver software to ennable wheel functions, now the pointer is behaving, erm, drunkenly, it's not moving smoothly and wobbles about, you have to make 3 attempts to hit anything. I have not come across this behaviour before and I am wondering if anyone else has and if there is a simple fix.
It is connected to the serial port on a win 95C machine, mouse is PS/2 / serial. Kensington "Valumouse" No DOS mouse driver is installed.
I am just going to try turning the buffers off on the UART, will delete this if that fixes it. If no fix is found I'm going to try it on a win 98 machine and swap meeces with that one. I already tried tuning down graphic acceleration in case it was a problem with the hardware cursor hardware on the graphics card and that didn't improve anything..
non-issues; virus, sticking rollers.