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Old 03-21-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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Mouse moves up/down, not left/right

When I go into linux, usually, my mouse only moves up and down, but not left and right, or wheel, or anything else. (before and when I enter X)
This happened the day before yesterday, but yesterday it worked perfectly fine. Today, it is not working again.
It is a wireless mouse, I have the settigns in xorg.conf "IMPS/2".
Really not sure what I need to do. It just doesn't work at random.

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Old 03-21-2006, 11:23 AM   #2
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try the "ExplorerPS/2" protocol on the xorg.conf file
Old 03-21-2006, 02:32 PM   #3
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when the wireless mouse on the other box
starts behaving like that, it usually
means it's time for some fresh batteries...
Old 03-22-2006, 11:09 AM   #4
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If it's not fixed, do you have "usbhid" in lsmod?
Old 03-22-2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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Actually, it was the batteries. I put some new ones in and it worked fine. Thanks for the help.


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