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Old 10-07-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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Microsoft Wireless Optical Notebook Mouse Problem!


My mouse isn't working! It moves in a really odd manner (only on the Y-axis) and whenever I left/right click it jumps to the right. I've used other distributions such as Fedora and Knoppix, and my mouse worked perfectly, with the same xorg.conf configuration too. Why not on Slackware? I've googled the problem to hell, but so far no luck. The mouse is set to "IMPS/2" but I've tried almost everything else. By the way, I'm running the 2.4 kernel.

Quote:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-08-2005, 03:14 PM   #2
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odd, becasue in the digital world it either works or it doesn't.

ok, so mr. obvious speaking here, but have you checked battery on the wireless mouse? weak ones cause anomalies.

cat > /dev/mouse or in your case cat > /dev/input/mice will give gobbledygook, but it shows signs of life, and signs of life is always a good thing.

That's all I can offer you.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for trying!
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:52 AM   #4
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Any luck? I have same but only over LTSP

Hello

Did you have any luck getting your wireless mouse working?

I have just purchased a Motion Gyration wireless mouse and keyboard. Keyboard is fine but mouse only moves y axis and jumps to the right when i try using it.

Works fine in Micro$oft Windows 2000 and also on my actual Linux machine (Mandriva LE 2005). The problem is when I try using it downstairs on a thin client using the LTSP system.

Jason

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Old 10-11-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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I am having the exact same problem as you describe. I have a fedora core 4 box running LTSP as a Linux terminal server and it has worked fine from my laptop and 2 different desktops but when i boot from my brothers computer the mouse works just as you all say. It is a dell wireless optical USB mouse/keyboard combo. i thought the problem was that it is a combo and the mouse and keyboard use the same wireless receiver. But when I plug them right into the server locally it works fine. But remotely only the keyboard works and the mouse acts flakey.

I am truly stumped. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 08:05 PM   #6
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Ahh, I'm glad to see I'm not the only one! Hopefully we'll get an answer out of this.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 11:01 AM   #7
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Update

Hello folks, just to update you on what I have found so far, which isn't much tbo :-(

I have asked the LTSP folks in irc.freenode.net #ltsp about this and they suggested changing the line where is says X_MOUSE_PROTOCOL = "something" in lts.conf to be X_MOUSE_PROTOCOL = "auto".

This has worked for people who have this mouse issue on their fat clients but did not work for me on my thin client, let me know if it works for you though.

Also try changing the protocol line in xorg.conf file to auto as well.

I am now going to try this mouse on my Xandros laptop and then run ltsp from the laptop to see if its faulty too.

Good luck

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Old 10-15-2005, 03:32 PM   #8
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Ok folks, i've cracked it! Man am I chuffed, I was on the verge of sending the damn mouse back.

Basically try this:

On the LTSP client:

1. Boot it up
2. When booted switch to a local terminal
3. run "rmmod usbmouse"
4. run "insmod /lib/modules/2.6.9-ltsp-3/kernel/drivers/usb/input/usbhid.ko"

This has worked for me, so now I will add it to the LTSP startup script.

Jason
 
Old 10-15-2005, 03:35 PM   #9
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One more thing. It is just my mouse or are the two top buttons a bit dodgy? I might send mine back to have it replaced if its not a 'feature' of this model. (Motion Gyration wireless mouse)
 
Old 10-19-2005, 10:18 PM   #10
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Oh my god, thank you, thank you, thank you! I love you, and I want to marry you and have your offspring. :'(

And just for the record, here is my variation of fixing the problem:

Make sure you're in root mode.

rmmod usbmouse
insmod /lib/modules/2.4.31/kernel/drivers/usb/usbmouse.o.gz

Ta! Remember, if you're problem even closely resembles ours, try this! My environment was nothing like his, but we shared the same problem and in the end the same solution.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 06:07 PM   #11
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Old thread, but this helped me, somewhat.

I removed the usbmouse module which was interfering with th hid module.

My microsoft mouse is now moving properly, but it seems to be middle clicking constantly...

xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse1"
	Driver	    "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option 	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
#	Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection
The zaxis is commented out temporarily for troubleshooting.

I've tried protocol imps/2 ... same problem

Anyone have any ideas?
 
  


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