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Serial mouse not recognized
Newbie here, hope I'm doing this right (appologies if not).
Distro Installed: http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-alpha3.isoDistro Version: 10.04 alpha 3Installation method (CD,
USB, PXE boot, etc.): CD
Model Name: Home Built (VIA chipset motherboard)CPU Type
and Speed: AMD K6-III 400MHzRAM
installed or specified to the kernel: 160MBHard
disk type, capacity and partitions set up: Maxtor PATA 30GB no partitions
Video Card: Nvidia TNT2Display: EnvisionNetworking:
DEC 10mbit EthernetAudio Hardware: Creative SB Live
Installation ProcedureBooted from CD-ROM, selected "Try" option
This is pretty free-form. Please provide both
objective and subjective results in as much detail as you can. For
example, if you tried to boot from CD, did the installer start correctly
or not? If not, did you get an error message? If yes, did it seem slow,
OK, or fast? Continue your
report, paying particular attention to point out where things were
confusing or broken!
SummaryRS232 Serial mice are common on older hardware that Luntuntu targets and an ability to recognize or configure them during installation or boot up would be great. Perhaps if neither a USB mouse nor a PS/2 mouse are detected, a user dialog can be displayed for automatic or manual configuration of a serial mouse. If there is a way to automatically configure a serial mouse that would be fantastic, however interference or side effects with other serial devices (printers, etc.) during a scan for a serial mouse would not be desirable. There are other (non-Ubuntu) Linux distro's that handle serial mice with a user prompt.