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Latest Genius Mouse driver, version 9.06. This fixes problem with VGA and real-coordinates.
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Latest Genius Mouse driver, version 9.06. This fixes problem with VGA and real-coordinates.
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GMOUSE.COM 20992 11586 deflated
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Contents of the README.DOC file


* * * * * * UPDATED FEATURES GENIUS DRIVER V9.06 * * * * * *

The following mouse parameters have been added to the GMOUSE
driver which allow you to configure the mouse or trackball to
fit your requirements.

A. Dynamic Resolution ( *m )
-------------------------
With this parameter, an exciting new concept in Mouse control
has been developed. A precise location on the screen can be
selected with greater ease and speed.

Movement of the cursor across the screen is based on the tra-
vel count and speed of the movement of the mouse. It is not
only measured the distance traveled by the mouse, but also
by checking how quick the mouse is moved. The faster the
movement of the mouse allows the cursor to move farther
across the screen. This action causes less hand movement.

The resolution of the input device (mouse or trackball) can
be increased up to 1400 dots per inch depending on the
device you are using. You can select the desired resolution
according to the requirements of the software program
installed.

To select the resolution, type the command:

A >GMOUSE *m (Where m = 1 to 4, if omitted, default is 2)


B. Reduce Resolution ( /d )
------------------------
The resolution of the input device (mouse or trackball) can
also be reduced if you require a lower resolution than the
one that is currently being used.

To reduce the resolution, enter the following command:

A >GMOUSE /d (Where d = 2 to 4, and the number entered
divides the current resolution by this amount).


C. Communication Port ( n )
------------------------
There are four general purpose communication ports generally
used on your personal computer. The relative address and IRQ
no. are listed in the table below:

-------+----------+------------------+----------
n | COM no. | Address in HEX. | IRQ no.
-------+----------+------------------+----------
1 | COM 1 | 3F8 | IRQ 4
2 | COM 2 | 2F8 | IRQ 3
3 | COM 3 | 3E8 | IRQ 4
4 | COM 4 | 2E8 | IRQ 3
-------+----------+------------------+----------

The Genius input device (mouse or trackball) can be set to
any one of the four communication ports, (COM1 to COM4). The
command format is:

A >GMOUSE n (Where n = 1 to 4).

For example, if you install the mouse at COM1 (default
setting), enter the following: A >GMOUSE 1 or A >GMOUSE

And if you want to install the mouse at COM4, enter the
following: A >GMOUSE 4

Follow the above examples if your communication port is
different than the above examples.

D. I/O Port Address & IRQ no. ( -a,i )
-----------------------------------
This new feature is provided for experienced users. If you're
unfamiliar with I/O ports and IRQ channels, don't attempt to
change these because any mistakes could prevent you from
using your computer. You change the addresses when the I/O
port for the Genius input device (mouse or trackball) is
different from the default settings as described in the
table above. To change the port address and IRQ channel,
follow the steps listed below to select hardware interrupt
(IRQ no., range from 2 to 5, the preset IRQ no. for user as-
signable port address is 5) and the I/O port address to
install the mouse driver.

1). To select the I/O port address and IRQ no., enter:
A >GMOUSE -3E0,2 (Setup driver, select 3E0H port address
and IRQ no. 2)

2). To select the I/O port address and preset IRQ no.5,
enter:
A >GMOUSE -260 (Setup driver, select 260H port address
and preset IRQ no. 5)

WARNING: If the wrong setting is selected or not set
properly, you may cause system error!


E. Switch Ortho line Function ( +s )
----------------------------------
The Ortho line Function is provided as an aid to the user
to draw straight horizontal or vertical lines. You can
set this function to be ON or OFF, by setting the parameter
to "+1 or +0". The default for this function is OFF.

Once you have set the Ortho line function "ON", you press
the left and right button of the input device (mouse or
trackball) at the same time to start the function. Use the
same method to turn the function "OFF" when you don't want to
use it.

To activate the Ortho line Function, type the command:

A >GMOUSE +1 (Switches the Ortho Line Function ON)

A >GMOUSE +0 (Switches the Ortho Line Function OFF)


F. Multiple Parameters
------------------
It is also possible to select the resolution and the commun-
ication port at the same time. The sequence of selecting the
multiple parameter is:
1). Resolution (*m or /d)
2). Ortho line Function (+s)
3). Communication port (n or -a,i)

Where m is from 1 to 4, /d is from 2 to 4, n is from 1 to 4,
-a is the port address, and i is the IRQ no.

Ex: A >GMOUSE *4+1-3E8,4
This case allows for faster movement of the cursor (*4) on
the screen and the mouse port address is 3E8H which IRQ4 is ass-
igned. We also activated the Ortho line Function (+1).

Ex: A >GMOUSE *3-279
The I/O address is 279H and this command uses the default
IRQ no. 5.

Ex: A >GMOUSE +1-260
The Ortho line function is activated and we set the I/O port
address to 260H also uses the default IRQ no. 5.

Ex: A >GMOUSE /22
This command connects your mouse to communication port COM2
and the movement of the cursor becomes slower (cursor
movement is reduced by 1/2 of the current amount).

Ex: A >GMOUSE 4
This command connects your mouse to communication port COM4
and uses the address and IRQ no. associated with COM 4 (refer
to the table in section C).


G. How to use GMOUSE.SYS file
--------------------------
The Genius mouse driver (also used for the trackball) comes
with two different file formats; one in the command format
named GMOUSE.COM, and the other in DOS system format named
GMOUSE.SYS. These two file functions are exactly the same.
The only difference is the GMOUSE.COM file can be executed at
the DOS prompt and the GMOUSE.SYS must be placed in your
system's CONFIG.SYS file. You can used either file
depending on your preference whether or not you want the
mouse driver to be installed in your CONFIG.SYS. To use the
GMOUSE.SYS file, insert the line "DEVICE = GMOUSE.SYS
+1-3E8,2" in the CONFIG.SYS file.

Note: The GMOUSE.SYS and CONFIG.SYS files must be at the root
directory of the disk which is used to start DOS. The
mn parameters were added to choose the GMOUSE driver's
resolution and communication port. These were
described in the sections A,B,C, and F. Section D is
for experienced users and section D described the Ortho
line function.

H. The Genius Driver V9.04 provides a bus mouse interface which
is suitable for Microsoft Bus Mouse, Microsoft InPort Mouse,
and Genius Bus Mouse Versions: GM-7, GM-7A, and GM-7D.

Important: This README.DOC takes precedence over the user's
manual that accompanies your input device (mouse
or trackball). The Genius driver V9.04 is the
latest driver currently available. The driver is
continually updated and if you're trying to run
a new software program and having problems using
the input device, please contact the place of
purchase for assistance.




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