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Old 04-06-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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My mouse is frozen.


Last night I downloaded my new LinuxMint DVD. When I turned on my computer this morning, it booted properly. However, when I got to the LinuxMint 16 screen, I found that the mouse pointer was frozen on the L. (I checked to make sure my mouse was plugged in properly, and it was.)

I tried turning my computer off and turning it back on again, but the problem persisted.

I would appreciate advice on how to get my mouse pointer moving.

Rochelle Zappia
 
Old 04-06-2014, 04:19 PM   #2
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Last night I downloaded my new LinuxMint DVD.
live dvd ?
or did you install the Operating system ?

what type of Mouse ?
( make model )
an OLD parallel port ?
an OLD parallel port Wireless?
a usb wired?
a usb wireless ?
 
Old 04-06-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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I would ask, does the keyboard work or is everything frozen ?
 
Old 04-06-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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live dvd ?
or did you install the Operating system ?

what type of Mouse ?
( make model )
an OLD parallel port ?
an OLD parallel port Wireless?
a usb wired?
a usb wireless ?
Thank you so much for your response!

The DVD is live.
The mouse is a Dynex Wired Optical Mouse.
Its model number is DX-WMSE2.
It is a USB wired.

I look forward to receiving any advice you may have for me!

Rochelle Zappia
 
Old 04-06-2014, 05:06 PM   #5
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I would ask, does the keyboard work or is everything frozen ?
I can't check most of the keyboard because I can't get past the LinuxMint 16 home screen, but I know the F8 key works.

Rochelle Zappia
 
Old 04-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #6
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Make sure the mouse optical light is on, and try a different USB port. As this is a live DVD, does the mouse work in other distros ? Has it worked before with this particular LinuxMint 16 live DVD ?

I suspect it could be a bad burn of the DVD as you seem to have burned it recently.
 
Old 04-06-2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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Also, if you have another mouse, test with it. They can wear out. It's rare, but it happens.
 
  


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