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USB mouse and Mandrake 9,1

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February 1, 2004 3:19:56 PM

I am installing Mandrake Linux 9.1and am having trouble installing a USB mouse....

During setup, when asked to setup a mouse, if I choose USB then wheel mouse, it freezes my setup on the mouse screen, trying to setup the USB driver. I tried using the USB 2.0 driver, as well as the universal USB driver, with the same results for both.

If I select the PS2 generic mouse, it works. Why??

Spec:
Intel P4 2.4B
MSI 645E Max-U Mobo
512MB DDR333
GF3 ti200 64MB
SB Live 5.1
WD 60GB
Maxtor 120GB
LG 12x8x32 CDR
WIN2K PRO SP4

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February 3, 2004 11:43:16 AM

It is definatly a USB mouse. I was also having trouble detecting the proper video card/monitor/sound card. I think the issue with it is that I am installing Mandrake on a system using Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 (info <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/" target="_new">here</A>).

It detects my GF3 Ti200 as a S3 Trio. I get the same results installing WIN98SE using the same program. Its something to do with how the software works I suppose.


Spec:
Intel P4 2.4B
MSI 645E Max-U Mobo
512MB DDR333
GF3 ti200 64MB
SB Live 5.1
WD 60GB
Maxtor 120GB
LG 12x8x32 CDR
WIN2K PRO SP4
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February 24, 2004 5:35:51 PM

yes.. Virtual Machines emulate there own hardware base so it will always report a ps2 mouse and you need to read on what video driver it is reporting. an example is VMware it is a VMware video card driver (even suported directly by XFree86) as a VESA VMware card.
March 6, 2004 3:30:41 PM

Because the hotplug system in Mandrake 9.1 leaves much to be desired. Mandrake 10.0 has been released...you can give that a try and see if it works...or give a LIVE CD a try that will suit your needs. I tried MEPIS recently and find it better than knoppix. It detected my USB mouse AND the mousewheel works as well...something no other Linux distro has been able to do. It also detected my USB CDRW...another first. So I installed it onto my Hard drive...

Shop around though...<A HREF="http://www.distrowatch.com" target="_new">Distrowatch</A> is probably the best place to find Linux distros and reviews.

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