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Old 08-28-2002, 08:01 PM   #1
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m$ mouse usb gone crazy!


i just bought an m$ wireless optical mouse blue USB (it was cheaper than logitech....im a broke-ass college student!) and i plugged it in in Mandy 8.2. After a couple times restarting X, linux registers the mouse, but it doesnt move properly: left and right make it go up and down, the buttons make the pointer move slightly to the right, etc.

i tried editing my XF86Config-4, but mandrake already did that, so there was nothing to change.

someone help me! i'm surfing with the tab and arrow keys!

icy
 
Old 08-28-2002, 08:08 PM   #2
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Here is the section for mouse from my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file it is logitech USB optical with two-buttons and a wheel
Code:
Section "InputDevice"  
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection
Note the protocol and device name
 
Old 08-28-2002, 08:34 PM   #3
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i now have that exact same configuration (except if it put it to Mouse0, X won't start), and it still does the same thing.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 05:52 AM   #4
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More than once have I referred to your section Neo, thanks for another thread to appear when I search

icyfire, you may want to post the pointer section from your file.

Also, you might need to modprobe uhci as well as usb-uhci. If these are not built into your kernel, you may want to get the latest one, and then compile it in there.

HTH
 
Old 08-30-2002, 05:27 AM   #5
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m$ products continue to suck

I've fixed this problem, thank you much.

it honestly had nothing to do with any config files, any usb modules, any drivers, or anything related to my computer whatsoever.

when i took back the m$ mouse and bought a logitech (for 10 bucks more...) i plugged it in, and it auto-magically started working. (it took 4 restarts and a bus change to get it to work in windows)

score another for linux.

w00t.
 
Old 08-30-2002, 05:36 AM   #6
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Cool, glad you got it working. It was probably that logo holding you back

When I read that first paragraph about it having nothing to do with your computer whatsoever, I thought the next paragraph was going to say "...So I plugged it in

huh huh

Cool
 
Old 10-17-2002, 08:37 PM   #7
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what kind of logitek mouse did u get!??

i own a cordless optical mouse (Microsoft IntelliEYE)
its blue and cordless it works just fine on my linux
box... it won't work on my PS/2 connector...

laterz...

Last edited by FreakboY; 12-22-2002 at 03:26 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 03:03 AM   #8
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cordless optical...

its great in linux, windows hates it (hehe...). however, the only downside is that it eats a pair of AA's in about 5-6 weeks....my old cordless ate a pair of AAA's in about 4 months.
 
Old 12-22-2002, 01:35 AM   #9
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yep,

It's a good mouse.

My batteries went down last night and I had to run out and get some.


The range on it is awesome.
 
  


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