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Old 02-07-2006, 04:38 AM   #1
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MX 1000 mouse with evdev not working after unplug/replug?

I have a Logitech MX 1000 mouse, which X is configured to use the evdev protocol for. Here's the relevant part of my xorg.conf file:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "evdev"
    Option "Dev Name" "Logitech USB RECEIVER"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Buttons" "10"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 7 6"
    Option "Resolution" "800"
    Option "CorePointer"
This configuration works fine, except that when I unplug the mouse and plug it back in, it no longer works. Restarting X is the only resolution I know of. This is a major issue for me, since I'm constantly switching between boxen by unplugging keyboard/mouse/VGA cables.

According to Googling I've done, this issue is caused by the /dev/event* stream ending when the mouse is unplugged.

Is there any way to make X automatically redetect the mouse when it's plugged back in? Alternatively, is there any program I can run manually to make X redetect the mouse?

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-07-2006, 05:19 AM   #2
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You might try a KVM switch but that may not work. Otherwise I don't believe that there is a way to make your computer think that the device is plugged in when it isn't. Couldn't you purchase an additional keyboard and mouse?
Old 02-15-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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I don't know if this will help but using "Dev Phys" and "Dev Name" will maybe fix your problem. You can see what I mean here It's for ubuntu but the configuration part should work. Also try to use the same usb connector all the time because dev phys is different.


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