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Old 08-16-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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How to setup my Logitech Wave wireless keyboard+mouse?


It is now more then 1 years I am under Ubuntu and using Logitech Wave wireless keyboard+mouse without problem...I have setup keyboard and device and all worked fine until fiew days ago. It seem last ubuntu update have make some change inside xorg.conf because I get problem with this devices...If a put a standard mouse+keyboard non wireless and no usb I don't get any problem...

I have open my current xorg.conf and here is the param about mouse and keyboard:

# commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
# Driver "kbd"
# Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
# Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
# Option "XkbLayout" "ch"
# Option "XkbVariant" "fr"
# Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
# commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Configured Mouse"
# Driver "mouse"
# Option "CorePointer"
# Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
# Option "Buttons" "7"
# Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
My past xorg.conf was exactly the same except all param are commented and not uncommented like in this new xorg.conf....I see also a new line telling "commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used"...So it's the update manager have uncomment the config...but why ?? And what mean "HAL is now used" ??

I have try to comment all param and I get problem...My keyboard write alone and my mouse can move but can't click in any place...

Any suggestions ??

Old 08-16-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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HAL means "Hardware Abstraction Layer" - basically, it means that a different set of tools took over hardware (i.e. interface) configuration from Xorg. This switch in Ubuntu has caused several issues with older machines - I had several problems with screen resolution and older graphic cards, but never mouse/keyboard - but then, I don't use USB devices on them...

What kind of machine are we talking about? What version of Ubuntu do you use? What kind of update did you do - standard ("upgrade") or version ("dist-upgrade")?

You talked about commenting - do you mean "uncommenting"? What new/different issues did this cause?

Old 08-17-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
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I am under ubuntu 9.04 and my pc are not very old (few years with basic material)...

I have made the standard ubuntu update proposed by default each weeks more less...

Yes by "uncommenting" I mean the fact to put or not the first # at start of each lines concerning mouse/keyboard. Actually my xorg.conf have not # to start lines...If I connect a standard mouse/keyboard (non wireless) I don't get any problem...If I connect my Logitech Wave wireless all action are blocked...I can't click in any place but the mouse can be moved...Impossible to run a software or anything and the keyboard write alone making some kind of backspace....

This never happen since I have my pc, my Logitech Wave wireless and ubuntu 8.04 or 9.04...Problem start less then 1 weeks ago....I don't have change anything special...

Any idea ?


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