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Old 11-15-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
MouseHunter
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Sound from mouse!!!


hello everyone
i am using RH 9. I am using a iball PS2 scroller mouse. The problem is that whenever i move my mouse i hear a scratching sound from inside the cabinet. I dont know from where it is coming. As i was not sure whether its a hardware problem or a software problem i am posting it here. Hope somebody will help

Thanx in advance
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:32 AM   #2
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If it's a mouse with a physical ball, then you need to clean the rollers occasionally.

If it's an optical mouse,... my guess is that it's cursed... maybe just a hex...
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:49 AM   #3
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Originally posted by MouseHunter
i hear a scratching sound from inside the cabinet.
Cleaning the rollers is not going to help noise inside the cabinet.

Your problem is caused by a power management feature that makes the processor sleep for only a few cycles at a time. As the computer doesn't need to use the full power of the processor to make the mouse move, and as the mouse has to gradually move across the screen (it can't compute it all at once and be done with it), the processor sleeps a lot. The buzzing/scratching you hear is it turning on and off really fast.

I have this problem, too, but it's on OS X. A quick Google search didn't turn up anything about processor power management on Linux, so perhaps someone more knowledgeable on this subject will come along shortly. Or maybe now that you know what it is, you can figure it out.

In any event, the solution is to make the processor run at full-power all the time. You might not want to do this.

Welcome to Linux Questions! This is the greatest Linux forum. Without this forum, I would not be using Linux.

May all your questions be answered,

Travis

Last edited by Travis86; 11-15-2004 at 01:00 AM.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 03:57 AM   #4
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I had this same sound coming from cabinet . It was actually coming from cabinet speaker . I swapped the speaker with another box and no more scratching sound.
regards
Sharkee
 
Old 11-15-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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at last /me (the lamer) decided to google. It gave me these:
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...03.0/0386.html
www.linux.ie/old-list/16325.html
http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linu...2-18/0138.html
http://lists.terrasoftsolutions.com/...ne/008214.html

it told me to add "no-hlt"at bootup. It was explained with LILO. I have GRUB and now have to dive into
bash#man grub

and thank u for replying.
 
  


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