Mouse issues on Ubuntu

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    I have just placed an order for a one PC CD for Ubuntu 6(Drapper Drake), but only one thing is bugging my mind. I have an original Microsoft optical mouse. Will it respond to the mouse driver in Ubuntu ?
     
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    Dont worry..it'll mostly detect ur mouse,make sure in /etc/X11/xorg.conf mouse section select correct mouse model as "imps/2"
     
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    i am useing ubuntu 5.1(older version) it detectes is very easily with no problems.so i think ver. 6 will support it
     
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    I was wondering that my Mouse is an original Mocrosoft mouse , so it might only respond to Microsoft drivers.
     
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    No, microsoft standard mouses are recognized as normal PS/2 devices and will run on all OSes, but if yourmouse has some special programmable button or such things it might not work unless you have the requisite drivers...
     
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    No, most of the time mouse are detected fine including Microsoft mouse. Sometimes, though USB mouse do give prolems. But, they can be configured with some trial and error.
     
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    No , I have a serial mouse. By the way...
    I've ordered Ubuntu yesterday. Can you tell me how long it takes to ship a copy to India? By the way , will it support my Intel 845 GV chipset or will I need to get separate drivers for it.
     
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    It will take about a month or so. It took me a month when I had ordered. Your mobo will be supported no need of the drivers. And, I don't think your mobo manufacturer will give drivers for Ubuntu or for that matter anything other than Red Hat 9 or at the most Fedora Core.
     
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    Hey, I'm using Microsoft optical mouse & Keyboard. Ubuntu detects them very well.
    No problems. So don't worry it won't be a problem.
     
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    Can I use XP and Ubuntu on the same PC how will I switch between them , when needed ?
     
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    Install Ubuntu first...IF u have any problems then we'll be glad to help.
    But relax....u likely won't have any problems. One more thing: Ubuntu does NOT detect my serial mouse (and neither does Fedora etc.) but its VERY EASY to make it work. Let us know if u have problems. Btw www.ubuntuforums.org have a special subforum "Absolute Beginner Talk" for newbies. Check that out too.

    Once Ubuntu is installed, u'll be given an option when ur PC boots whether u want to go into Windows or Ubuntu.

    Hope u enjoy Ubuntu!:)
     
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    Thanks
     
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