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PS/2 port works with keyboard but not with Mouse


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Ok but I'm using windows 3.11 and even tried Windows 98.


Yeah that will make a difference for sure. This may mean a driver will be needed. UART 1 should have no problem at all.
Do you have access to a serial mouse at all?
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Com 1 is the serial port.
I don't think you should have to install a driver for the mouse as every OS since XP should have the driver already installed by default.


Hi Ron,

The OS is Windows 3.11 Workstation. Does this need a driver for the serial mouse?
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You may need one so what kind of mouse is it?
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Thinking about it I remember Win 3.1 does have a default mouse driver that may work. The biggest issue with serial mice was the IRQ assigned to the com 1 and 2 sometimes would clash with other IRQ's. You might try using the other com port if com 1 doesn't work with the serial mouse.
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Thinking about it I remember Win 3.1 does have a default mouse driver that may work. The biggest issue with serial mice was the IRQ assigned to the com 1 and 2 sometimes would clash with other IRQ's. You might try using the other com port if com 1 doesn't work with the serial mouse.


Hi Ron,

I found an A4tech Model OK-720 serial mouse to try. I'm not sure if this will work. I will try com 1 and com 2 and let you know if it worked.
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Hi Ron,

It worked! I connected the serial mouse in COM2 port and Windows 3.11 detected it and ran.

I want to thank you for your support and patience.

More power to Geeks to go!

I guess it's ok to close this thread. Problem Solved!

Regards
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Congratulations olace88. :rockon: for a successful resolution for your issue.
Thank you for updating me with the resolution and the very kind words.
I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed us to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
Thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for help. :thumbsup: :ph34r:
This issue now appears to be resolved.


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