My Serial mouse doesn't work

Marco Limas limas.marco at
Mon Nov 13 01:48:28 UTC 2006

Hi... i see you message on the ubuntu list about get working a serial mouse
on gnome,

if you use ubuntu get in to this directory:

$ cd /etc/X11/


$ sudo vim xorg.conf

this command wiil open a configuration text file, press "i" to modify.

now, go to section  "InputDevice" with de Identifier "Configured Mouse"

and modify the next line:

Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
Option          "Device"                "/dev/ttys0"


Option          "Protocol"              "ExplorerPS/2"
Option          "Protocol"              "Microsoft"

then restart X with crtl+alt+backspace, and it will work

i hope this help, if you need more help just say it and email me....

see you...

2006/10/24, Manish Gehlot <arnold89 at>:
> Sir,
>   Today  I installed Ubuntu linux which has a gnome environment. Please
>   guide. I am a new bee in Linux. I am a expert in Windows. Sir, I want
>   to leave windows and turn to open Linix Operating system. I got linux
>   from my friend 'Ubuntu'. Sir it a very user friendly linux but my
>   mouse in not working. I am running mouse by using accessibility
>   options.
>                                  Thanking you!
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