howto configure serial mouse..?

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Sep 23 10:32:09 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-22 at 20:56 -0400, ::Piraxter:: wrote:

> I install Ubuntu yesterday, It detect all mi hardware and works fine, but my Netscroll + Serial Mouse doesnt work :-(, in console or X mode.

At the shell, as root, run

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Select the default for all of the questions until it asks about the
mouse. Choose /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1 depending on which serial port
the mouse is plugged into, and then for the protocol choose Microsoft.
Select the defaults for any other questions it asks you, and then
restart X. If that doesn't work, you may need to choose a different

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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