Can't find USB mouse w/ Mandrake 10 on a VAIO
I, a linux newbie, recently downloaded and installed Mandrake Linux 10.0 onto my Sony VAIO PCG-FR130 laptop.
Unfortunately, it did not detect my trackpad or my USB mouse.
So, the overarching question is how do I make it use my USB mouse (and the trackpad)?
For starters, I don't know if the USB is working properly or not. I gather that for some VAIOs you need to go into BIOS and tell it that you aren't using a PnP OS; unfortunately, my BIOS does not have that option. [The computer shipped with XP home, so I presume that they decided the option was superfluous.]
When I go to Mandrake Control Center 10, and choose Hardware, there is a section that says:
Amidst more information [and if you want it all, I can post it], I am told that the 'VT82C586B USB' ports use 'usb-uhci' modules; the 'VT8235 USB Enhanced Controller' uses a 'ehci-hdc' module, and, and this may be the problem, the 'UHCI Host Controller' uses module: 'unknown'. Its vendor is listed as 'Linux 2.6.3-7 mdk uhci_hcd'.
+ USB Controllers
VT8235 USB Enhanced Controller
UHCI Host Controller
Now, I don't know what is supposed to happen when you plug/unplug a USB device with Mandrake 10; I tried it with my mouse and with my digital camera, and there is no indication that the system detects them.
Lastly, I should mention that the mouse and trackpad work under Windows, and that, under Linux, I have tried several different drivers in the mandrake control center, to no avail.
Thank you so much,