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Offline Ral-Clan

Can't get PS2 mouse to work in AROS
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:09:28 PM »
Hi, I downloaded the AROS bootable CD image and burned a CD.

AROS boots but I can't move the mouse pointer.  My PC has a PS2 type mouse installed (not USB).

Anything I can do to fix this?  I can't see any place to change the settings while booting (other than the video settings).

I tried using the old Amiga keyboard shortcuts for mouse pointer movement, but they didn't work either.
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Offline Iggy

Re: Can't get PS2 mouse to work in AROS
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 10:24:01 PM »
Quote from: ral-clan;754930
Hi, I downloaded the AROS bootable CD image and burned a CD.

AROS boots but I can't move the mouse pointer.  My PC has a PS2 type mouse installed (not USB).

Anything I can do to fix this?  I can't see any place to change the settings while booting (other than the video settings).

I tried using the old Amiga keyboard shortcuts for mouse pointer movement, but they didn't work either.

You can't just nick down to the local department store and buy a cheap USB mouse?
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Offline Ral-Clan

Re: Can't get PS2 mouse to work in AROS
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 03:21:30 AM »
Well, I didn't want to have to just to try out AROS.  But also because AROS is supposed to support PS2 mice.
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Offline Iggy

Re: Can't get PS2 mouse to work in AROS
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 03:34:37 AM »
Quote from: ral-clan;754957
Well, I didn't want to have to just to try out AROS.  But also because AROS is supposed to support PS2 mice.

Understandable, but as time goes by you are going to have a hard time finding anything but USB accessories.
I stopped using PS/2 keyboards and mice a couple of years ago.
The nice thing is I can swap most of my stuff between systems.
Apples (as long as its not an Apple keyboard), Sun hardware, PCs all with the same expansion.
I even switched my kvm to a usb model.
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Offline ncafferkey

Re: Can't get PS2 mouse to work in AROS
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2013, 12:34:44 PM »
@ral-clan

PS/2 mice do work most of the time (did you try another PS/2 mouse?). What version of AROS did you download, and what's your PC's/motherboard's model number?
 

Offline _ThEcRoW

Re: Can't get PS2 mouse to work in AROS
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2013, 02:15:11 PM »
Never had a problem with ps2 mouses under aros. If the machine has also usb ports, check that the legacy usb devices is unchecked, and the ps2 ports are enabled.
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