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1  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: October 01, 2012, 11:26:22 AM
Often when there is a USB mouse issue it could be fixed by "enabling USB devices", or  setting "legacy USB support" in your bios.  Also, try to have the mouse be the only device plugged into the USB ports and see if that helps.

I tried your fixes: the mouse is the only device plugged in. My bios setup doesn't offer the choices you list, but both the USB Controller and the Front USB are shown as "on." The mouse is plugged into a USB plug in the rear of the GX520 Dell computer.
I know that not every Linux OS is compatible with every machine; maybe this is one of those mismatches.
Thanks again for responding.
2  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: October 01, 2012, 11:11:07 AM
Thanks, John. I'll try to fiddle with the bios and see if that helps.
3  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: September 30, 2012, 03:43:09 PM
I just burned the latest and booted. A very nice desktop comes up, but the mouse doesn't work. It's a generic USB wired mouse. Is there a fix?
4  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Frozen mouse on: August 05, 2012, 10:47:49 AM
I think the last DSL I used was v4, but that was on a different computer. I set the xsetup cheatcode at boot. There was a message at bootup "USB optical mouse at /dev/input/mice." The xsetup routine showed "USB mouse." Still the mouse was frozen at bootup.
5  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Frozen mouse on: August 04, 2012, 05:32:07 PM
I have used various versions of DSL previously with no trouble and great pleasure. This time, I burned  the CD and booted, came to a very nice desktop picture, but the cursor is frozen in the middle of the desktop.
It's a USB-connected mouse. The computer is a Dell GX520 with 1G RAM. I have a number of other Linux distros on two hard drives -- no problems. I want to use DSL, as I have in the past, as a rescue and backup in case the HD's blow up.
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