Is an InPort Mouse a Bus Mouse?

Is an InPort Mouse a Bus Mouse?

Post by Kent Thomso » Mon, 25 May 1998 04:00:00

I'm a LINUX newbie and I can't get my mouse to work.  

I have a Microsoft (old) "InPort" mouse with its own board.  I believe this
is the same as a Bus Mouse but mouseconfig will not find it.  I have tried
just about every selection mouseconfig offers.  I tried taking the board
out and hooking up a PS2 mouse to COM1, but mouseconfig would not recognize
it either.  I cannot startx (error 111, no mouse).

I'm think I'm almost ready to go buy a new mouse if someone can confirm
that the InPort mouse will not work.  Any help will be greatly appreicated.

R. Kent Thomson


1. Bus Mouse - MS Inport Bus mouse will not work

I have an MS InPort Mouse. It is from an early vintage, a "Dove Bar" SN
I have it hardware configured at Interrupt 5.
The mouse works correctly under the DOS mouse driver and passes hardware

I am Running RedHat Linux i386 v 5.2
I have read through and tried the combinations from the BusMouse-HOWTO
Specifically, I have booted with the LILO parameter > linux bmouse=5
Startup messages confirm that interrupt 5 is assigned to the bus mouse:
"Logitech bus mouse detected, using IRQ 5" Followed by:
"ATI Inport Bus mouse detected and installed."
gpm gives an error on startup " gpm: /dev/mouse : Operation not supported by
My /dev/mouse is a link to /dev/inport which is at major device number 10,
minor 2.
I have tried using XF86Setup and configuring the mouse as:
Busmouse, Microsoft, Logitech as suggested by the HOWTO

None of it works.
Any ideas making the little beast operate?

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