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Okay i just installed SOTlinux, the installation went fine and the mouse worked. after the installation i was promted to reboot. after rebooting the setup process came up and the ...
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    Serious Mouse problems


    Okay i just installed SOTlinux, the installation went fine and the mouse worked. after the installation i was promted to reboot. after rebooting the setup process came up and the mouse stopped working, i got through it using the keyboard. The desktop loaded and still the mouse doesnt work so i have no way of accessing anything in linux, all i can do is crl-alt del to restart

    The mouse is an IBM Optical USB wheel mouse. The light isnt even on when linux loads, i have no clue how to solve this i hope someone can help.

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    Do you have a PS/2 Adaptor?
    if not, it might be a problem with USB...
    Do you have any other usb devices plugued?
    have you tryed to unplug and replug it while in linux
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    I dont have a PS/2 adapter, i was thinking of getting one to see if it would work. I dont haev anyother USB devices plugged in and i haev tried unpluggign and pluggign it back in still wouldnt work.

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    Since it doesn't even light up I would guess that you have a usb issue. I would try an adapter at first and reboot and see if it will at least light up. Once you get to that point we can help you further.
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    I think i am going to go out a after my last class and get an adapter. My USB mouse works fine when i load Up Knoppix Live cd tho.

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    9.1 Mouse

    9.1.1 Serial mouse support serial.o
    ASCII MieMouse
    Generic Mouse
    Generic 3 Button Mouse
    Genius NetMouse
    Kensington Thinking Mouse
    Logitech Mouse (old C7 type)
    Logitech CC Series
    Logitech MouseMan/FirstMouse
    Logitech MouseMan+/FirstMouse+
    Microsoft compatible
    Microsoft Rev 2.1A or higher
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Mouse Systems
    MM Series
    MM HitTablet
    9.1.2 Busmouse support busmouse.o
    Microsoft Inport busmouse msbusmouse.o
    ATI XL Inport busmouse atixlmouse.o
    Logitech busmouse logibusmouse.o
    9.1.3 PS/2 mouse built-in
    ALPS GlidePoint
    ASCII MieMouse
    Generic Mouse
    Generic 3 Button Mouse
    Genius NetMouse
    Genius NetMouse Pro
    Genius NetScroll
    Kensington Thinking Mouse
    Logitech MouseMan/FirstMouse
    Logitech MouseMan+/FirstMouse+
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    C&T 82C710 mouse port (TI Travelmate) qpmouse.o
    IBM PC110 palmtop digitizer (PS/2 emulation) pc110pad.o
    9.1.4 USB HIDBP mouse (basic support) usbmouse.o
    Generic Mouse
    Generic 3 Button Mouse
    Logitech MouseMan Wheel
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Those are the supported mouse of SOTlinux
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    Thanks for the list, i think i will just go out and pick up one of those on the list. Thanks again for the help.

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    i picked up a generic ps/2 mouse and it works great.

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