Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse- solved.

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Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse- solved.

Post by David1293 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:37 pm

Hi, all

I've just taken delivery of my shiny new computer!
Unfortunately, I didn't realise that it had no expansion slot, apart from the one for the graphics card. Therefore, I can't use my extra USB ports, which used to be plugged into a PCI slot..

I have got used to having a trackball mouse with a scroll wheel, a Logitech M570
Can anyone please tell me if the above mouse, in the title, would work in Linux Mint? If not, does anyone know of a wired trackball mouse with a scroll wheel which would work from a PS2 port?
Unfortunately, I would have to use it with a PS2 adapter, not USB.

Regards

D
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Re: Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:11 pm

David1293 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Unfortunately, I would have to use it with a PS2 adapter, not USB.
Any wired mouse should work at least as a basic mouse. Some advanced features may not work without changes to X11/xorg.conf, but that will come later. At worst, you may have trouble with PS/2 to USB adaptors.
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Re: Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse

Post by David1293 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:26 pm

Hi
Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply.
The features I want are a trackball and a scroll wheel.
I guess I'll just have to guess.
Regards
D

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Re: Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse

Post by catweazel » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:58 pm

David1293 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Hi
Many thanks for taking the trouble to reply.
The features I want are a trackball and a scroll wheel.
I guess I'll just have to guess.
It should work.
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Re: Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse

Post by David1293 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:47 pm

Hi
Thanks again. Been out all day today.
Will order the mouse and post the result back here when I know the result.

Regards
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Re: Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse- solved.

Post by David1293 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:13 pm

Hi
Thanks for your help.
The mouse works, but I have had to sacrifice a USB port- it won't work using a PS2 adapter.
I've had to sacrifice my webcam, which I hardly ever use anyway, since I would otherwise not have enough USB ports.

Thanks again

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Re: Perixx PERIMICE-517 Wired Ergonomic Trackball Mouse- solved.

Post by David1293 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:44 am

Hi

Although solved, I thought I would add this. It turns out that USB to PS2 adapter was faulty. It still won't work with my new mouse, but at least I can use it for my keyboard, freeing up a USB port.

Anyway, thanks for your help and advice.
Regards
D

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