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Old 02-09-2006, 11:17 AM   #1
EraserHead
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Unhappy Microsoft Wireless Notebook Laser Mouse 6000 keeps freezing!


Hi Guys, I can't figure this one out, just wondering if anyone has come accross this before!

The mouse works fine but every so often it stops, if I unplug the usb receiver and plug it back in again it then continues to work.

The synaptecs touch pad is on;
/dev/input/mouse0

and the wireless laser mouse is on;
/dev/input/mouse1

When the laser mouse stops moving I can use the touch pad and if I cat /dev/input/mouse1 I get nothing, no data, as soon as I disconnect the wireless receiver I then get;

cat: /dev/input/mouse1: No such device

It looks like as far as the system is concerned the device is still there but just not sending any data!

I've updata the kernal from 2.4.31 (where it wouldn't work at all) to 2.6.13 where it works but randomly stops,I've also tryed kernal 2.5.16.2, X11R6.9 and KDE 3.5.1

It's realy irratating becouse I've to unplug it every couple of minutes!

Cheers !!
 
Old 02-09-2006, 08:46 PM   #2
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is the wireless mouse set to the core pointer device? try that, also try disabling the touchpad pointing device
 
Old 02-10-2006, 05:43 AM   #3
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Hmm Don't know how to set the mouse to be the core pointer device, but I can disable the touchpad and see what happens.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 06-15-2006, 12:13 AM   #4
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These instructions may help you -> http://www.teleost.org/docs/bluetooth-mouse-linux.html
 
  


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