[CentOS] CentOS 7, PS-2 moose

Fri Dec 2 18:16:02 UTC 2016
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

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.

In this case, no. He's working with mostly open-source heavy duty
scientific imaging software.
> First testing the mouse on a "older" comp, does it work there?

Right. This mouse is the one I disconnected from his current 6.8 box, and
the Dell Precision T3610 actually has PS-2 connectors in the back. I
guarantee it was working.
> 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

Found one of them laying around. I've brought the box back to my cube, now
I need to bring it up and see if that works.

> around a non-fuctional or missing PS/2 plug-hole.

I was really hoping it just needed a manual configuration (and I just !!!
*adore* writing xorg.conf files...), or run a utility.