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SubjectRe: Diagnosing dead mice.
On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, Ian Stirling wrote:

> I've recently bought a new PS/2 scrolmouse, for the princely sum of $2.
> It doesn't work when plugged into my laptop, and occasionally
> generates "unknown scancode" and random keys when used.
> It's a "Browser Mouse" FCC ID: IOWCM-B700
> Is there any logging tool I can use to debug PS2 problems?

In the early '80s, IBM published an official report about cleaning
mice balls. Dead mice are a different problem, though, because
dirty mice balls are not known to be fatal. ;^)

od -xa /dev/mouse should show you the mouse-stuff.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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