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OS/2 2.0 Pointing Device Installation Document
Version 1.0


For most of the common pointing devices that are out today the
OS/2 2.0 CONFIG.SYS line for mouse support is simply.

DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS

There are some older Logitech Devices (i.e. Trackman) that are
not detectable by MOUSE.SYS. These devices are still supported.

The CONFIG.SYS lines for undetectable Logitech devices and PC
Mouse System Mice are;

DEVICE=C:\OS2\PCLOGIC.SYS SERIAL=COM1
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS TYPE=PCLOGIC$


If the device is plugged into COM 2, 3 or 4 then change the
SERIAL= parameter to COM2, COM3 respectively.

The following pointing devices have been tested and verified to
work. I have also included the CONFIG.SYS statements for each entry.


DEVICE CONFIG.SYS Statements
------ ----------------------
IBM PS/2 Mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS

MS PS/2 Mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS

Kensington Expert PS/2 Mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS
(NOTE: This is not the same as the Kensington serial mouse!!!)

Logitech PS/2 Mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS

MS Bus Mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS
(NOTE: This mouse requires a special card that only works on
an AT style bus.)

MS Inport Mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS
(NOTE: This mouse requires a special card that only works on
an AT style bus.)

Logitech Serial Mouse (Series M) DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS

Logitech Serial Mouse (Series C) DEVICE=C:\OS2\PCLOGIC.SYS SERIAL=COM2
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS TYPE=PCLOGIC$

Logitech Trackman serial mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\PCLOGIC.SYS SERIAL=COM2
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS TYPE=PCLOGIC$

PC Mouse Systems serial mouse DEVICE=C:\OS2\PCLOGIC.SYS SERIAL=COM2
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS TYPE=PCLOGIC$



There are hundreds of pointing devices available today. Most of these are
Microsoft compatable. If they are 100% MS compatable we support them with
the following CONFIG.SYS statement DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS.

We have found that some devices are not 100% compatable and therefore are
not supported.

The mouse device driver is layered allowing an OEM to easily add support
for there pointing device. By writing a small mouse device dependent driver
they can get there device to work with OS/2 2.0. Please contact the OEM
manufacturer to find out if they provide a device driver for OS/2 2.0.

An example of an OEM manufacturer that provides OS/2 2.0 support is
HP. HP provides HILMOU.SYS and NOEXBIOS.SYS device drivers. Below is
the instructions for adding support for your HIL mouse.

HP Mouse

- Directions for installing an HP mouse
1- Select any mouse during system installation
2- Copy HILMOU.SYS and NOEXBIOS.SYS to C:\OS2\ (these are supplied by
the manufacturer)
3-Modify CONFIG.SYS with the following in the order shown:
DEVICE=C:\OS2\NOEXBIOS.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\HILMOU.SYS
DEVICE=C:\OS2\MOUSE.SYS TYPE=HILMOU$(THIS LINE SHOULD ALREADY
BE IN CONFIG.SYS BUT WILL NEED TYPE=... ADDED )

HP Cust Service # is 1-800-752-0900 P#289547
Customer may also go to his dealer for the diskette which ships with the
mouse. Customer may also see COMPUSERV GO HP



During install the mouse device driver will attempt to detect your pointing
device. If it does you will NOT receive a mouse selection panel during
diskette 2. It is highly recommended that you do NOT go into the PM
mouse panel to change things if you are not prompted to do so. We are
finding out that many customers are messing things up by forcing a different
device type then what was detected. A prime example of this is the Logitech
series M mouse. This mouse is compatible with the MS serial mouse and will
be detected. The mouse panel will read MS Serial Mouse. A lot of customers
are then going into the PM panel and choosing Logitech Serial. This choice
will add the PCLOGIC.SYS driver which does NOT work for the Logitech series
M mouse.

The bottom line is if you are not prompted for any mouse information leave
well enough alone.


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