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Old 05-05-2014, 06:12 AM   #1
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USB Mouse Turns Off and Won't Turn Back On?


This is weird. Two machines, Slackware 14.1 32- and 64-bit, Microsoft USB Optical Wheel mice.

System sits there for a while mumbling to itself, monitor powers down, mouse (occasionally!) powers down too; red light shuts off and I have to pull the connecter and plug it back in to get the mouse back. This is new behavior, both machines are fully patched.

Some rule somewhere?
 
Old 05-05-2014, 09:23 AM   #2
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No help here, but had a similar problem with a 'old guy' bright yellow big letters USB keyboard. Would occasionally not come on at boot without re-plugging and reboot. I just assumed that it was junk (US$9.99) even though it was only about 1 month old.
Sorry no suggestions.
John
[EDIT] this was also on 14.1 64bit, no multi-lib[/EDIT]

[RE_EDIT] checked some notes and the problem appeared shortly after upgrade to 14.1, maybe some usb change[/RE_EDIT]

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Old 05-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #3
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I had the same problem with an asus branded mini-mouse, sometimes i had disconnections and reconnections (logged in /var/log/messages), but mouse stopped working, after a replug it was fine.

After kernel upgrade, that problem disappeared; i think from 3.13 (i'm using git now). I didn't studied the case, but there was some changes in usb legacy driver (1.0) since the introduction of usb 3.0 or something related.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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Haven't had the behavior with the keyboard (it's a Zero, really nice, and cost a few more than 10 bucks).

It's just a strange thing that started happening a couple or three weeks ago (and the 32-bit was a clean install + patches Saturday). Never have had a mouse behave like this before, just kinda weird.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:32 AM   #5
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After kernel upgrade, that problem disappeared; i think from 3.13 (i'm using git now). I didn't studied the case, but there was some changes in usb legacy driver (1.0) since the introduction of usb 3.0 or something related.
Hm.

Well, the 64-bit box has the updated kernel (the patches from February) and there aren't any kernel patches for the 32-bit.

Just an annoyance.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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I looked at laptop's /var/log/messages and disconnect are still there; every time it increments input number, after 8 uptime hours mouse is connected as input28, but always as /dev/input/mouse1;

it should be an x.org issue, the mouse reconnects successfly, but the grahpic driver won't use it; i have xf86-input-mouse-19.0 build 3; in that case, mouse won't work in x, but if you switch on a terminal (ctrl+alt+f1) you get the pointer (alt+f7 to return in x)

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Old 05-05-2014, 10:57 AM   #7
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ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar...-testing-3.12/

these are config files for 3.12.x version of kernel, you can use them also for 3.13+ kernels, but it's trickyer
 
Old 05-05-2014, 11:04 AM   #8
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I think I might have the same problem. I have thought that iẗ́'s just a problem on my part. I have Logitech G5 mouse and sometimes it stops working on Slackware 14.1 when I'm away from computer. After I replug it, it works normally again. I haven't thought about it more as it doesn't happen very often and it gets solved by plugging USB again..

I have kernel 3.13.9 built from source by myself.

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #9
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My 64-bit box has what has been the standard for a long, long time:
Code:
ll /dev/mouse
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Apr 24 09:06 /dev/mouse -> input/mice
Of course, it's working now and until it quits I won't be able to know what it did or does.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 12:31 PM   #10
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Do any of you guys have any power saving scripts / packages installed, that could auto suspend the usb mouse? I had laptop-mode-tools installed on my laptop which would auto suspend my mouse. However when I clicked a button or scrolled, it would turn back on.
 
Old 05-05-2014, 02:18 PM   #11
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Usb 3

I've had poor performance with USB 3 ports on Slackware64 14.0. The ports would just "drop" the disk drive connections after a while. I simply avoid using the USB 3 ports as USB 2 works fine for me on that machine.

I mention this in case your mouse is plugged into a USB 3.0 port. You could try switching to a USB 2 port and see if there is any difference.

( can't get the post title to display all capital letters. )
 
Old 05-05-2014, 03:02 PM   #12
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Do any of you guys have any power saving scripts / packages installed, that could auto suspend the usb mouse? I had laptop-mode-tools installed on my laptop which would auto suspend my mouse. However when I clicked a button or scrolled, it would turn back on.
The machine is a Dell Optiplex 780 and I'm running 14.1 stable, fully patched, Xfce. All the USB ports are version 2 (according to lshw. I don't think the USB ports are shut off because the keyboard will wake the thing up and the mouse turns off when I'm doing things (like typing in a terminal window, nothing particularly weird). If the mouse has turned of, none of its functions work, no click, no move, no scroll wheel, nada.

The Xfce Power Manager is the default settings; it puts the display to sleep after 10 minutes of no activity and switches it off after 15 minutes. Sleep mode is Suspend, monitor sleep mode is standby.

Nothing else is configured for turning off the drives or anything else.

Something goofy this way comes, eh?
 
Old 05-05-2014, 10:57 PM   #13
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Something goofy this way comes, eh?
That is wickedly funny. ;v)
 
Old 05-06-2014, 09:48 AM   #14
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That is wickedly funny. ;v)
By the pricking of my thumbs... (the Scottish play or Ray Bradbury novel of the same name).

Just glad somebody got it!
 
Old 05-06-2014, 09:55 AM   #15
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By the pricking of my thumbs... (the Scottish play or Ray Bradbury novel of the same name).

Just glad somebody got it!
I got it, too. Good play, good book. No idea what's wrong with your mouse, though.
 
  


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