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Old 11-01-2007, 02:22 AM   #1
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Question external mouse not clicking


I am running gusty on my toshiba satellite and i have a logitech USB optical mouse. When i plug it in i can move the cursor but thats about it. Sometimes it will let me click the menus in gnome (not in programs though). When i do "lsusb" it says the mouse is there but i have searched everywhere for this and posted on ubuntuforums.org and got no responses. I dual boot with vista and i even kinda how some problems with the mouse in vista, it wont work until i do ctrl+alt+delete and then the mouse works. It could just be a bad mouse but i want to make sure before i go buy a new one.

thanks in advance for the help....

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Old 11-01-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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well i just went a ought a new mouse, found a cool laser mouse for a great price and it works great so i guess i dont need any help
 
Old 11-01-2007, 10:19 AM   #3
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OK, but for general interest, the problem you describe often occurs as the batteries in the mouse are about discharged. Changing the batteries often solves the problem.

(I'm assuming that, by a "USB mouse," you mean a "wireless USB mouse." If you just meant a mouse connected to the USB port, this remark will miss the mark.)

P.S. - For use with a laptop, I've found a wireless thumb-wheel mouse to be the best choice since I often end up working where there's no place to rest a mouse and move it around.
 
Old 11-02-2007, 02:01 AM   #4
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yeah i was a wired mouse..not wireless. I have a thumb wheel mouse back in the US and it is really cool i just suck at using it thanks for the help!
 
  


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