My optical mouse won't work with Linux
I've tried several different distros, so this doesn't seem to be specific to one flavor of Linux. I have a PS/2 optical mouse that says 97986 rev 2 WK1305, and has a fancy H on the bottom. It works fine with Windows XP and PC BSD (just the installation part, I couldn't install that). My ball PS/2 mouse works fine with Linux.
The specific problem I have is when I move the mouse, it just heads for the upper right corner of the screen. The buttons seem to work OK. Linux seems to shut off the light in the mouse.
If therre's no hope of getting this to work, can someone give a link to buy a good cheap Linux compatable mouse?