Today, for reasons I won't bore you with, I had to move my "Linux box" to a different location, and the new location demanded a different mouse to the one I was using previously. Naturally I planned to use the Linux GUI rather than the command console.
The first mouse which came to hand happened to be an old but nice Microsoft serial mouse (remember those?).
Well you would think setting up Linux to work with a serial mouse would be easy, wouldn't you?
I did a fair bit of research on the internet, noting from that others had had similar problems.
None of the suggested remedies I tried worked. I gave up in the end and located a spare USB mouse which worked straight away.
OK, so serial mice are definitely "old school", but I would have thought that there were a fair few in use around the world.
Linux really is PANTS!