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Jumpy PS/2 Mouse on notebook

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Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000 - 6:28 pm:   

I have a ps/2 microsoft wheel mouse and when I hook it up to the ps/2 connector on my MICRON notebook, it runs jumpy all over the screen.
If I hook it up via the serial port with an adapter, it works fine (wheel and all).
I just got a PDA and I want to hook it up to the serial port and I also want to use the mouse on the ps/2 port. Does anyone know why the mouse acts that way on the ps/2 port? Should I install the microsoft intellimouse software or something?
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2000 - 7:23 pm:   

I checked the MS support base for this product.

There are no patches, and the only reference to your problem indicates dirty mechanisms.

This is not your problem, since the mouse works well on the serial port.

I would install the full software package for this product.

As well, as a standard, PS2 mouse ports use IRQ 12, if you have another device using IRQ 12, this could result in such behavior while showing no conflict since Win9x supposedly supports IRQ sharing.

Also, you must be 100% sure to only plug in a PS2 device when fully powered off. Make sure you are doing that.

Good luck.

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