P5ste- No mouse Function

Discussion in 'Supermicro' started by stu, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. stu

    stu Guest

    Hello ,anewbie here to this group,but not aNewbie to SUPERMICRO.

    Ihave an old p5STE that came out of a WIN95 server / with 133 Pentium

    Boots fine but Icannot seem to get aMOUSE working on it

    Even tried an old Logictech SERIAL mouse, tried inserting Drivers via
    the Cd-ROM.

    Now Itook the Old harddrives out and replaced them & tried to install
    REDHAT LINux 7.3 on a "cleanDrive"

    Still No mouse recognition . What should Ido ?? Install a P/s2 style
    Mouse Hook-up or just Go through The Award Bios setup to see if
    thereis a "trick" to enable Mouse support ???? Thanks ,
    stu, Sep 10, 2003
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    Ghostrider Guest

    Old motherboard but still usable with a few workarounds. Note that the
    PS/2 mouse header pinouts and adapters back in mid-1990's were not
    "standard". For the PS/2 mouse to work, need the special one that is for
    the P5STE and the P6SNE/F. (SuperMicro may have a worksheet or
    guide in its Knowledge Base.)

    Same applies to the header pinouts/adapters for the serial port but less unique.

    Good substitute for serial mouse or PS/2 mouse is to use a Microsoft In-Port
    (or Bus) mouse.
    Ghostrider, Sep 10, 2003
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    stu Guest

    Thanks ,But what does a BUS mouse hook up to ( not a serial connnection I presume) Is this a
    peripheral that is still available???

    thanks ,sstu
    stu, Sep 11, 2003
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    Ghostrider Guest

    Bus (or In-Port) mouse plugs into its own peripheral card, typically an
    ISA one. We used them as a workaround for failed i8042 controllers for
    the PS/2 mouse.
    Ghostrider, Sep 11, 2003
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    Mojo Guest

    On mine, I have a PS2 to serial connector/adapter between the mouse &
    9 pin serial port. Works fine. Don't think I needed to load any
    Mojo, Jun 19, 2004
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    Mojo Guest

    Mojo, Jun 30, 2004
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