Use the setserial command to assign the correct IRQ to your mouse:
/sbin/setserial IRQ 3 (if your mouse uses IRQ 3, the default for COM1
or COM2, I don't remember )
> I to have the same problem, I have determined That it's
> an IRQ problem linux has assigned IRQ 5 to my mouse
> this is my Sound Blaster's IRQ. This is causing the mouse to
> lockup (reminds me of the early windows days) anyway this to
> may be your problem as well, Hopefully someone can Enlighten
> us how one assign's Interrupts in this system. I to would GREATLY
> appreciate any help.
> >Hello! all,
> >I have a mouse problem on Xwindow,
> >When setting-up RedHat-5, it detects my
> >mouse as MS compatible serial mouse(it actually is.)
> >but when I run the XWindow, lt just doesn't work.
> >and I couldn't solve this problem for last 2 monts
> >I wrote to several Linux newsgroups, but not many
> >repply to mouse questions, it seems noone experienced
> >this problem before.
> >I need help.
> >Thank you