[CentOS] CentOS 7, PS-2 moose

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

m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> 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.
Oh, btw, just remembering - I *did* reboot after plugging it in, so it's
not that.