[Techlunch] IBM ThinkPad

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Wed Jan 11 16:36:39 EST 2006

Does anyone know how to get an external PS2 mouse working on an IBM 
ThinkPad under W98?
We have a 240X with PS2 port.  Booting with a (working) PS2 mouse 
freezes at the BIOS level.
Hot plugging in after boot up does nothing.  Plugging in a USB mouse 
with USB to PS2 adaptor
works perfectly on boot or hot-plugging.  In all cases the internal 
track mouse works OK, but
disabling this in the BIOS doesn't help.  And no, the solution is not 
the obvious, as the PS2 mouse
is a special for a disabled person (not available in USB)!

IBM do not appear to have drivers for the PS2 port, only for the 
tracker, and these have been tried
without success.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Dennis Gibson, Electronics Unit
Research School of Physical Sciences & Engineering
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200

Ph:	(02) 6125 1573  [Intl: +61 2 6125 1573]
Fx:	(02) 6125 4433  [Intl: +61 2 6125 4433]

Email: dennis.gibson at anu.edu.au


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