[GEM Development] Erratic Mouse Movement
topcatdrc at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 3 18:53:36 PDT 2011
I've been trying to use OpenGEM 6 directly over DR-DOS 8. (It is mostly DOS 7.03 except for the "kernel" files, from what I can see, and I'll be attempting to "move back" to 'pure' 7.03, in any case, in the near future.) The system is a single core Athlon XP "2800+" (2,083 in real MHZ) with 1 gig(B) of DDR RAM on a 256MB FAT16 partition at the very beginning of the disk. All three Logitech mice (1 is a USB so it doesn't count in the DOS) work fine in Win2K on another partition or another HDD. The two PS/2 port ones are one with a wheel and one with three-buttons (Right-handed design; the best there ever was).
Drivers: DRMOUSE from the DOS and CTMouse (Cute Mouse?) from free DOS. I haven't, YET, tried, either Microsoft's (8.x) nor Logitech's (6.43) drivers.
The L's have "cloaking" which worked very well (back when it was an everyday thing for me!) which loads the driver into upper / high memory.
Same erratic behavior in Borland's REFLEX 2.0, BTW. I had one other problem there: the fonts looked like hieroglyphs. Fixed that with Fix8x14.com for video cards withOUT that font in their BIOS. Goto "more better software" which will tell you about this.
It's IN English!
Anyway, IF the driver replacement should FAIL, then I'll change to DR-DOS 7 sooner rather than later and try again.
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