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Old 06-29-2004, 01:38 AM   #1
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Problem on adding an extension cord to mouse

Hi folks,

RH 8.0

I encountered problem is connecting USB wheel mouse to a 6 feet extension cord. I tried both optical mouse and mechanical mouse (normal mouse). The former is worse with the pointer hanging on screen after working a while. I tested 2 optical mouses with the same result. Mechanical mouse is better. Its pointer hanged on screen occasionally. Removing the extension cord the mouse worked normal. But I need the cord to extend the cord lengh of the mouse. I also tried another extension cord with the same result. The extension cord worked normal on another PC.

Kindly advise how to find out its cause and fix the problem


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You might have a weak USB controller chip. A friend of mine has a laptop that does not boot with a USB optical mouse connected becauses it draws to much current. It also could be a marginal extension cable. An optical mouse draws more current then a mechanical mouse.

If another cable does not work then you try a powered USB hub. Have you tried all of the ports on your computer?
Old 06-30-2004, 09:26 AM   #3
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Hi michaelk,

Tks for your advice.

I solved the problem by adding following line

Option "BaudRate" "9600"

to the Section "InputDevice" of /etc/X11/XF86Config

The mouse has been working without problem until now.



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