Laptop Live CD Mouse/Touchpad Woes

Forum: Laptops
Topic: Laptop Live CD Mouse/Touchpad Woes
started by: lemhanover

Posted by lemhanover on Jan. 03 2004,21:02
Upon install of live CD (ver.0.520) touchpad is unusable. Touching the pad sends the cursor to the bottom of the screen where it is barely visable.  Moving your finger causes the work spaces to change, but unable to do anything else.
  Plugging in the mouse and running ihe live CD produces a different situation:  A popup menu appears on moving the mouse with cursor locked in it.
  I have tried all combinations of xserver choice and mouse selection with the same result.
  Other distributions, including Knoppix, do not have this problem.

  The Mouse is an 'Intellimouse 1.2A PS/2 Compatible' with center wheel. Computer Data:

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LXXXXXX
System Manufacturer Compaq
System Model Presario 710US 267966-001
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 7 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~996 Mhz
BIOS Version PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0    
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
Locale United States
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 245,228 KB
Available Physical Memory 155,956 KB
Total Virtual Memory 838,000 KB
Available Virtual Memory 681,300 KB
Page File Space 592,772 KB

 Any Guidance Appreciated, Thanks :(

Posted by cbagger01 on Jan. 04 2004,07:28
Can you turn off your internal/integrated pointing device in your computer's BIOS setup screen?

If so, you may be able to get the Intellimouse working with DSL.

Another option would be to go out an buy a cheap USB mouse and choose "USB Mouse = YES" on the DSL setup screen.

Good Luck.

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