Ok, just installed the latest and greatest Mandrake ... version 8.2 ... and I'm having the same issue as before. In the install, I choose a generic ps2 wheel mouse ... and the mouse works great during the install. Actually using it in KDE/GNOME however, is another story. I'll run through an example. 1) Boot the computer into Linux (X autostarts) 2) No mouse capabilities 3) Use keyboard navigation to login to my account. 4) Immediately log out of account 5) Back at the X login screen and the mouse works wonderfully. Whats up with that? I've got a Compaq 5400US with a USB keyboard and a ps/2 mouse (compaq brand). Mouse is using interupt 12 according to control center. HELP!!!!!