First post, by Scythifuge
I am currently using an optical Microsoft Intellimouse on my 486, using a PS/2 adapter. The Ps/2 port on my PC is a slot/bracket connector which connects to a header on my 4DPS Tomato board. It is a very fickle port and I have had the mouse stop working while using it, requiring me to pull out the machine and mess around with the connection until it works again. I was trying to avoid using serial ports because I have an external modem connected to one, and I have a null-modem cable to connect it to other computers, but I may start checking out serial mouse options. I found some optical serial mice out there, but I also came across what seems to be hybrid mice? I have seen descriptions of some mice which say they are both optical and mechanical. Has anyone used any of these? If so, how are they? do they use optical tech in lieu of the little rollers which always get clogged with lint and what not? Would you recommend getting one? Thanks!