Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Serial Mouse--Assistance for Noob with Physical Disability

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
    Beans
    8

    Question Serial Mouse--Assistance for Noob with Physical Disability

    Hello. I just tried running the Ubuntu Desktop Live CD and it wouldn't recognize my serial mouse. I use a type of head mouse that plugs into the serial port (I have a physical disability) and I can't use the computer at all if it isn't recognized. It recognized the USB mouse fine, but that doesn't do me much good.

    I really would like to learn Linux, but I'm reluctant to install it if it won't work with my adaptive hardware. Is there any way to get the Live CD to recognize a serial mouse? I really appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks.

    Mark
    www.the19thfloor.net

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Beans
    232

    Re: Serial Mouse--Assistance for Noob with Physical Disability

    Hi Mark,

    Unfortunately serial mice are not automatically detected because probing the serial port is sometimes problematic.

    It is possible to configure a serial mouse manually though. See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SerialMouseHowto
    Henrik Nilsen OmmaUbuntu QA Team Lead

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •