Kubuntu, first impressions.

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at olgiati-in-paraguay.org
Sun Dec 3 12:15:14 GMT 2006


On Sunday 03 December 2006 05:54, my mailbox was graced by a missive
 from Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> who wrote:

> Serial mice have never really been possible to autodetect 

Is it that difficult, when no mouse is detected, to launch a small app that 
asks the user about his mouse, and the port he uses ?

> and, frankly, are no longer really a supported or interesting item.
> Directly connected and external dedicated hardware is almost uniformly
> PS/2 these days, which is automatically detected.  Other mice are USB
> and, again, are automatically detected -- and hot-plug capable -- out of
> the box.


There are millions of them still living in the wilds, specially in the poor 
third world where we tend to recycle and reuse old junk from the first world; 
most of the computers I help maintain at the kid's school are 486s or P1s.

So is Kubuntu only for the all-new-hardware elite only ? 
 
Cheers,
 
Ron.

PS Both Mandriva and Knoppix seem to manage installing serial mice; so it must 
not be _that_ big a problem....
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