We have two RS/6000 43P-140 systems loaded with AIX 4.2.1.
The mouse has not worked on either machine since we received them.
We get a mouse pointer, but no movement. This is true at the BIOS
diags level and the OS level.
The mouses have been tested on PC's and have been verified as ok.
We have noted that the two systems have the tablet port. I was
wondering if the tablet port disables the mouse port. We tried
disconnecting the tablet port by unplugging it's cable from the
system board, but this did not help.
So, we do not know whether we have two machines with the
same hardware fault or whether the mouse is not supposed to
move during diagnostics and that it would move in CDE if
we had a different version of AIX.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.