I have recently installed Linux and I am very impressed. However I am
unable to get the cdrom access or mouse support working.
I am using a Panasonic CDROM connected to a Packard Bell "SoundBlaster
PRO compatible" card. All works fine in DOS/Windoze. The kernel is
configured for Soundblaster connected CDROM (using /dev/sbpro or
somesuch). When I try "mount -t iso9660 -r /dev/cdrom /mnt" the mount
fails with the general error message (something like: cannot mount
/dev/cdrom, filesystem does not match, /dev/cdrom already mounted or
The mouse is a cheapo clone 3-button job that is "MS-Mouse
compatible". Again, all is fine with DOS/Windoze; although it requires
its own mouse driver under DOS. When I run up X under Linux, moving
the mouse causes the cursor to move a short distance and then no more.
Doing a "cat </dev/mouse" and then moving the mouse produces about 1
line of characters and then nothing more. It almost looks like a
serial port handshaking problem.
Sorry if these questions have been asked a million times before -
they're not in the FAQ.
Thanks in advance
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