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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Ms Mouse Help

Posted by: Skinny Oct 2 2002, 04:08 AM

I am trying to get my MS Wireless Intellimouse Explorer working under Mandrake 9.0 and I am not sure how to do this? I went to the Mandrake site and under hardware compatibilities it listed that the mouse works by doing the following:

add 'hid' into file /etc/modules

I'm new to linux and have no idea how to do this. Any Help would be great.

Skinnnny@Hotmail.com

Posted by: joey Oct 2 2002, 03:03 PM

Hi Skinny,

The Mandrake 9.0 installer picked up my Microsoft USB Optical mouse without a problem...

To add "hid" to the /etc/modules file, open it the /etc/modules file with a text editor. You should find some sort of GUI editor in the menu's.

Posted by: Skinny Oct 3 2002, 04:48 PM

Hi. The mouse worked fine while I was installing it but now I have vertical movment only. btw its wireless optical mouse. I tried adding hid to /etc/modules file but it doesn't make any diffrence. if there no way of fixing this are there any other distributions that will support it?

Posted by: joey Oct 3 2002, 06:00 PM

Where on Mandrake's site are you finding these instructions? If you provide me with a link maybe I can figure it out.

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