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Old 08-05-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Twin Cities, MN, US
Distribution: Mandriva -> Ubuntu
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Buggy/erratic Logitech mouse behavior

I have a Logitech MX610 mouse that has been causing me a huge amount of headaches recently. It behaves very erratically. Among its problems are:
  • Scrolling with the mouse wheel occasionally acts like a delayed left click. For example, in Thunderbird, when I'm scrolling down the list of messages, it will occasionally decide that I wanted to open, say, three of them. Thunderbird then slows down for several seconds while opening the messages. This makes scrolling through messages extremely difficult and frustrating. I have the same problem pretty much any time I try to scroll past something clickable (a list of URLs on a webpage; the 'code', userinfo or reply box on forums like; text in almost any editing environment such as gedit or; a list of files in Nautilus; almost anything). The mouse seems to hesitantly want to act as if I've left-clicked on whatever I scroll past. Grr!
  • It is very slow to notice when I start moving it. I have to move it all around before it finally seems to perk up and realize that yes, I want it to act as a pointing device and not a paperweight.
  • The clicking speed is very erratic. When working in Draw, it sometimes clicks and unclicks (i.e., basically does nothing) when I try to select objects. Other times it acts like I've double-clicked something and goes into text-editing mode instead of object-editing mode. This wastes a lot of my time.
  • There are other problems, but I'm too frustrated to remember them.
Here's the relevant section of my xorg.conf:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7 8 9"
	 Option "Buttons" "9"
I'm using Gnome 2.10 in Mandriva 2006. What can I do about these mouse problems? Please help!


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