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I have a Compaq Evo N1015v laptop and a Logitech M-SBF96 mouse (PS/2) and it's not working, however it does on Windows. The distro is openSuSE 10.2, I can only ...
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    I have a Compaq Evo N1015v laptop and a Logitech M-SBF96 mouse (PS/2) and it's not working, however it does on Windows.
    The distro is openSuSE 10.2, I can only use it with the touchpad. What should I do?
    I am newbie, please help me! Thanks a lot!

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    Thanks a lot, anyway it doesn't help, this was set there originally. And as I wrote before I have PS/2 mouse, not USB.
    Does anyone have a second tip?

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    Did you also try witin this XF86Config or Xorg.conf file to set the protocol under "Section "InputDevice" to "auto"?

    And, would it be possible to get your mouse to work with a PS/2 to USB connector?

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    Yes, I did, after you said.
    But it didn't work.

    I haven't tried this... Is it worth to buy one just to try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NullZ3r0
    I haven't tried this... Is it worth to buy one just to try?
    I don't know actually. I would ask the sales people or better search the Internet.

    It was more a question from my side, as I got a USB mouse with an adaptor delivered and this works on USB and on PS/2 as well (but I had to change the protocol to "auto"). I don't know if it works the other way around, too.

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    I think if there is a way to get the mouse working without buying anything, then rather I will try that, there must be a way...
    Please tell me if you have an idea, thank you!

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    My friend use Compaq Presario 2500 series with external PS/2 mouse with XFree86 on Knoppix LiveCD 3.3

    Perhaps you can try Xfree86 (not X.org) or Knoppix LiveCD.

    Perhaps you should disable the internal touchpad.

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    So should I change distro? I'd rather like to keep this and getting worked with my mouse.

    Would disabling the touchpad help? Some said to me it wouldn't cause the system should have recognized this mouse, and disabling the other one wouldn't do anything.

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    No, I think anonxyz meant only try it with knoppix live CD to see if it would make any difference.

    You could also do a Web search with the string "InputDevices" and your mouse name to see what other people could have done successfully with the xorg.conf file.
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