First post, by retro games 100
I'm getting a bit confused about something, and it's not the first time that's happened! 😉
Please see photo. I find that I need two of these cable gadgets on hand, hence the 2nd unit in the background in the photo. When I plug in a serial cable to Com Port 1 on the mobo, sometimes CTMOUSE.exe (cute mouse) says that it cannot detect a mouse. If I remove the serial cable from Com Port 1, and try the backup device (in photo), CTMOUSE.exe will work. For each 486 mobo that I try, I find that I have to try both of these cable gadgets, because one might fail. Sometimes I see ports labelled as Com 1 and 2 on the mobo (or in the mobo manual), and other times Com A and B are mentioned. Are they subtly different?
Please note: I've got 2 serial mice on hand, and I know that both of them work, it's just that for each 486 board tested, one mouse appears to fail when used with one of the cable gadgets - the "back up" cable gadget will work fine.
Thanks for any clues! 😉 😀