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Old 12-03-2002, 07:34 AM   #1
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Unhappy usb mouse not working


i'm using a "Fellowes" optical USB mouse under RedHat 8.0 and it doesn't work. It didn't work during the installation process and it doesn't work now. It has never worked!

I tried plugging in a different USB mouse (a microsoft optical mouse) and it worked perfectly. Is there any way of getting my Fellowes mouse to work or will I have to buy another one supported by RedHat.

By the way, I'm a newbie!

Thanks in advance!

Eduardo

 
Old 12-03-2002, 01:36 PM   #2
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You can either get another, or you an get a usb/serial converter. I think you can pick em up for like 20 bux US at somewhere like kmart/walmart.

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Old 12-04-2002, 08:59 AM   #3
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Angry my laptop does not have a serial port

unfurtunatly my laptop does not have a serial port so i can`t plug the usb in it using a converter...

thanks again

eduardo
 
Old 12-04-2002, 06:47 PM   #4
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heheh, have you tried this "Fellowes" mouse on another computer????

maybe your mouse is just useless. Get a new one.
 
Old 12-05-2002, 01:00 AM   #5
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Lightbulb brilliant

my Fellowes mouse works under Windows...

thanks for the sarcasm anyway.

Eduardo
 
Old 12-06-2002, 12:09 AM   #6
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That sux then. But I don't really know what else to say but what z said. Logitech makes a decent USB optical mouse for really cheap. Check out www.pricewatch.com and you can probably find a better deal than I did on mine (20 bucks for a logitech iFeel).

If you plug in one mouse, it works just fine, but the other refuses to work even with the X config tweaks, then I'd say get one that does work. It's gotta be the easiest solution. Not the cheapest, although it is very cheap, but still probably the easiest.

Cool
 
Old 12-06-2002, 08:05 PM   #7
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yeah...that is weird that it works in Windows, and not in Linux, if other opticals work in Linux. hmmm.
I mean...I've personally never heard that brand name of mouse....it might just be that because it's so unknown, there's no usb support for that specific mouse....specially if there's something really "unique" about the mouse...and not a generic one. Anyway, get a new mouse
 
Old 01-08-2003, 06:10 PM   #8
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I have a Fellowes Opti-Gel optical mouse and it works just fine. It is a USB, but it comes with a PS/2 adapter, which I use. Through the PS/2 port, it is just like any other optical PS/2 mouse.

 
Old 01-08-2003, 11:36 PM   #9
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heh...WEll, for all of you "Optical Mouse" Geeks, I challenge you.
No Optical Mouse works on the surface of my desk!,

HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Eat it all of ya!!, , Ball moving Mouse ROCK!!!!!
 
Old 01-10-2003, 08:10 AM   #10
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Quote:
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heh...WEll, for all of you "Optical Mouse" Geeks, I challenge you.
No Optical Mouse works on the surface of my desk!,
maybe your desk is just useless. Get a new one.

 
Old 01-10-2003, 08:15 AM   #11
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My optical mouse is rocks.....and all my buttons work :-)
 
Old 01-10-2003, 12:26 PM   #12
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Naw..it's just that the Claim that Optical mouses' work in "ALL" surfaces, is a big fat LIE,
 
Old 01-11-2003, 12:06 AM   #13
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Suposedly the newer ones do. They work on glass, plexi whatever. I've not had the need to find out, however, this is the claim

Cool
 
Old 01-12-2003, 12:41 PM   #14
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Try running xf86config it has a option for a usb mouse I have a logitech usb mouse and love it .
 
Old 01-22-2003, 10:12 PM   #15
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Hmm... I have a USB Logitech Cordless Optical Mouseman w/Wheel, and it worked during the installation process, now it does not work at all under X. Distribution RedHat 8.0.... any thoughts?
 
  


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