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  • USB mouse initilization with DOS

    Anyone have trouble getting the mouse to work
    correctly (screen displays incorrectly)
    after initializing a USB mouse with QuickPak
    mouse routines?


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  • #2
    Anyone using a Logitech USB mouse?
    New Gateway machines come with them
    and QuickPak mouse routines appear
    to not support them correctly. Not
    sure if it is the mouse initialization
    routine or turn mouse on routine yet.

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    • #3
      Mike,

      To my knowledge, there's never been a release of DOS USB support
      from ANY software company. I don't think even Microsoft has
      released a DOS USB driver.

      Sorry.

      Regards,


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      Clay C. Clear

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      • #4
        The mouse seems to work if shelling to other modules
        from the main program per client.
        I'm going to get a USB mouse since this is going to
        start appearing alot.

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        • #5
          I use a USB logitech track ball mouse in dos, but I have an ps2
          adapter plugged into it. I think most mouse.com programs support it.
          About every mouse I bought lately included a ps2 adapter.

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          • #6
            What is a ps2 adapter?


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            • #7
              Its a little round plug that plugs in above the Keyboard socket.
              I believe it is called PS2, it has been a while since I looked at
              my Manual. It is pretty small, the usb plugs into one end and
              other end plugs into your mouse socket on the back of your computer.
              Most stores sells them if you didn't get one.

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              • #8
                You are correct. Just went out and got one.
                The client switched to using the PS2 ports and
                now their main menu goes black after about 10 minutes?


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                • #9
                  This client switched to using the PS2 ports instead of using
                  a USB port and everything works except now they report new
                  problems. The screen goes blank after 10 to 15 minutes.
                  If they press Alt/Enter the screen goes blank instead of
                  switching between windowed mode and full screen mode?

                  Questions: Is it possible to run a USB mouse and a DOS
                  program under windows? Went to a computer store and
                  they said no. A PS2 adapter is necessary.

                  Anyone know why the screen would go black after 10-15 minutes?
                  Don't have 2000 so don't know where power management is to
                  check if that is the problem.



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                  • #10
                    The mouse functionality provided to a DOS program running under Win2k is virtualized, not direct. I'd think a USB mouse would work fine, but that depends on (at least) the Win2k virtual hardware implementation... short answer: "I don't know".

                    Display settings: right-click on the desktop, select Properties from the context menu to get to Display Properties, pick the Screen Saver tab. The Screen Saver section includes Power settings for the monitor.

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                    Tom Hanlin
                    PowerBASIC Staff

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                    • #11
                      Thank you very much Tom!
                      I'm installing Windows XP with BootItNG 1.29B now.
                      Calling them right now to see if they have
                      monitor blanking on.

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                      [This message has been edited by Mike Doty (edited March 06, 2002).]

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                      • #12
                        >http://service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/f70575ac37738e6a88256689006d4438/89d1e7c0cc5534b9852569c9007cc38a/$FILE/Uhci.exe
                        >http://service2.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ghost.nsf/f70575ac37738e6a88256689006d4438/89d1e7c0cc5534b9852569c9007cc38a/$FILE/ohci
                        >Whoops! Just found a couple USB DOS mouse drivers! (-;
                        >Requires that you load it as a device driver in config.sys:device=path\uhci.exe
                        >No Legacy Support Required
                        I got this message off a computing.net message board.
                        I dont know if it will work cause I have a ps2 mouse
                        (so I couldn't test it)



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                        • #13
                          Not sure if this isn't to just get Ghost to work by
                          not loading Uhci.exe and Ohci.exe and having USB support
                          enabled in BIOS.


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