[CentOS] Re: CentOS 7, PS-2 moose

Fri Dec 2 18:14:10 UTC 2016
Yamaban <foerster at lisas.de>

On Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:01, Yamaban wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:28, m.roth at ... wrote:
>>  I just built a workstation, CentOS 7, fully updated. My user requires his
>>  three-button mouse, telling me that imaging software is written for
>>  three-button mice (so *please* don't tell me to tell him to get a new
>>  mouse).
>>  Anyway, no cursor. In both /var/log/messages and journalctl, I see "unable
>>  to enable mouse".
>>  What I read in messages and manpages is that PS-2 is default standard...
>>  anyone have any ideas? I need to resolve this asap... so I can get onto
>>  making sure his research imaging software running on CentOS 7.
> Oh, yeah such customers exist, PITA and PEBKAC in most cases.
> First testing the mouse on a "older" comp, does it work there?
> Next testing, does the PS/2 plug hole on the new board work?
> Some of the newer boards only work with keyboards on PS/2.
> On testing, if the mouse works, there are adapters "PS/2 female" to
> "USB Type A male" on Amazon for a few Bucks, that may be a way to work
> around a non-fuctional or missing PS/2 plug-hole.

Addemum / Caveat to the adapters: If you buy one, be sure to buy a
"active" one, with electronics inside, the passive ones are just waste.

  - Yamaban.