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Old 07-21-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
Lansing_Banda
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Logitech Mouse + xorg = doesn't work


To start off I have a Logitech keyboard/mouse wireless usb combo. Next, they ran perfectly under Win2k, WinXP, Mandrake 9.1, Mandrake 9.2, Knoppix...etc so the hardware is fine.

I just replaced my Mandrake partiton with the new Slack 10 and now my mouse doesn't work in X.

I have tried a bunch of options and so far the cursor either flips out everywhere, only follows the y-axis, or only goes right on the x-axis.
(BTW, when it is following the y-axis, all the buttons {left, right, thumb, scroll} make the cursor move right)

my current xorg config looks like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection
And I have aslo tried every different protocal to no avail. If I can't find a solution by the end of the week I am going to say sucks to xorg and jump back to a working XFree86.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:05 PM   #2
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If you had it working under X86 it should work under Xorg.
 
Old 07-22-2004, 03:57 PM   #3
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I have a similar issue using a wireless Logitech keyboard/mouse combo with xorg on Fedora Core 2. If I use any protocol except imps/2 the mouse jumps everywhere, or if I boot into the 2.6.6 kernel (2.6.5 works), it jumps around no matter what protocol I use. Also, my keyboard on either kernel sometimes spits out spaces when I'm not pressing space, or doesn't put out a space when I do press the spacebar. Very odd.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 10:52 PM   #4
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Good suggestion BajaNick, I will definately take that into account.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 11:03 PM   #5
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i'm curious why under identifier it says "Mouse" rather than "Mouse1" ... my Slackware 10.0 went ape when i tried changing that. X wouldn't even start. doesn't exactly sound like the problem you're having though.

one thing you might try is:

xorgconfig

while logged in as root. it should regenerate a configuration file and it may work. if it does, tweak it to add "ZAxisMapping" and whatever other tweaks.

good luck!
 
Old 07-24-2004, 03:23 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lansing_Banda
Good suggestion BajaNick, I will definately take that into account.
LOL
 
Old 02-22-2006, 11:19 AM   #7
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It seems like Slack 10 has curious issues with USB mice...I have an off brand USB mouse that has the same problem. The weird thing is that sometimes I can get it working perfectly (it's been so random that I can't figure out what it was I did to my xorg.conf that fixed it) but then after I reboot it goes back to the y-axis only behavior.
 
  


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