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Running Suse 8.1. My Kensington trackball does not work very well, and is apparently not yet supported. Anybody using a trackball that works properly? Which one? Thanks d5...
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    Anyone using a Trackball with Linux??


    Running Suse 8.1. My Kensington trackball does not work very well, and is apparently not yet supported. Anybody using a trackball that works properly? Which one?

    Thanks
    d5

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    I am a huge trackball person, they rule!

    I use a generic discontinued trackball and it works great, and also a logitech one here:

    This one is ok: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm?pa...2&languageid=1

    you can see my other trackballs on this page (it might take a while to load):

    http://members.rogers.com/ctmlinux/compics.html

    there's also another pick of the logitech there too.

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    Thanks yowwww, appreciate the help. Been using trackballs since they first came out. Couldn't ever go back to regular mice! Years ago, I vowed never to buy another Logitech product when they refused to support OS2, but I guess it's time to capitulate. My Kensington works, but not very well. I have tried all the settings but still have to move the ball way to much. Very annoying.

    Thanks again
    d5

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    np problem, one more thing though, make sure that whichever mouse you use has a direct connection to the computer, in other words, try to avoid usb to ps/2 adapters and such. If you buy a usb mouse, plug it into the usb port, if it's ps/2 then use the ps/2 port and so on.

    hope it works out.

    those pics of my black n blue trackball and red one are the most comfortable ones I have found, unfortunately they are discontinued, at the time I scoured the stores and managed to pick up 5 of them - one is still in a skrink wrapped box! lol
    The logitech one is optical also so it is very smooth, but it doesn't fit my hand as well. Most people think they ones I use are too big though.

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