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Re: Serial mouse not recognized



It seems to be a general problem on Ubuntu, do you test with the Ubuntu
Lucid Alpha 3 ?
Also, do you know how non-Ubuntu distro handle this ? Maybe it can be
ported to Ubuntu.

Julien Lavergne

Le lundi 01 mars 2010 à 09:59 -0800, Ruly a écrit :
> Newbie here, hope I'm doing this right (appologies if not).
> Distro/Version
>       * Distro Installed:
>         http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-alpha3.iso
>       * Distro Version: 10.04 alpha 3
>       * Installation method (CD, USB, PXE boot, etc.): CD
> Computer Description
>       * Computer Manufacturer, Model Name: Home Built (VIA chipset
>         motherboard)
>       * CPU Type and Speed: AMD K6-III 400MHz
>       * RAM installed or specified to the kernel: 160MB
>       * Hard disk type, capacity and partitions set up: Maxtor PATA
>         30GB no partitions
>       * Video Card: Nvidia TNT2
>       * Display: Envision
>       * Networking: DEC 10mbit Ethernet
>       * Audio Hardware: Creative SB Live
> Installation Procedure
> Booted 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!
> Summary
> RS232 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.
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