Fixing the mouse in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn under Virtual PC 2007

Fixing the mouse in Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn under Virtual PC 2007

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The show-stopping "mouse no-workie" issue when loading Ubuntu 7.04 under Virtual PC 2007 now has a workaround!

Courtesy of the comments at Arcanecode:

Use the RIGHT ALT + V to paste the below lines into Ubuntu. Much easier than typing it out.

1. Reboot in recovery mode by pressing ESC on the GRUB screen
2. wget http://librarian.launchpad.net/7583925/unsupported-patch-for-87262.sh
3. chmod +x unsupported-patch-for-87262.sh
4. ./unsupported-patch-for-87262.sh
5. reboot

Voila!  The mouse now works!

*Note: If (aka when) Ubuntu updates its kernel, the mouse will probaby stop working again.  Reboot and choose the patched 2.6.20-15 kernel from Grub.  I hope they fix this upstream!

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