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SubjectRe: Plug & Pray...
> On Sun, 5 Apr 1998, Riley Williams wrote:
> > Hi there.
> >
> > >>> ... PnP is just a marketing term ...
> >
> > >> I have to admit that I'm still trying to set up the Plug & Pray
> > >> Mouse Mat that I was recently given...
> >
> > > lots of pnp material have to be initialize from dos before linux
> > > can see them like my pnp sound card (opti 82c931) it's pnp and i
> > > have to boot from dos the first time then i hit ctrl-alt-del and
> > > load linux and it see the card.
> >
> > > try that if you have dos drivers for the mouse
> >
> > It's not the mouse that claims to be PnP, but the MAT on which one
> > uses it. If you can advise me what drivers I need to use with that to
> > get it working, I'd much appreciate it 8-)))
> >
> > Best wishes from Riley.
> >
> no i'm using a standard type of mouse but try to find a dos or winshit
> driver then initialize the mat with it then hit ctrl-alt-del then reload
> with linux if it detects the mat you will have to do this every time you
> reset the computer if not check if the connection is correct most of my
> pnp material are detected with linux except my sound card

I think what he's trying to say is that if you fold the mat in half
three times and put it in the cd-rom drive before booting, linux will
autodetect it. Then unmount it, remove it from the cd drive, unfold, and
place underneath your mouse.

Hope this helps.


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