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daihard 09-25-2005 01:06 PM

Wireless mouse battery level detection?
 
Hi.

I am wondering if there's any way for Linux to detect the battery level of the wireless mouse attached to it.

I am currently using a Microsoft Standard Wireless Optical Mouse with Fedora Core 4. The mouse was detected as a standard 3-button mouse (PS/2), though it really is a wireless USB mouse. Despite that, it's been working great. Now if only I'd be able to tell when to change batteries...

Any help would be appreciated.

Electro 09-27-2005 04:43 AM

I do not think that there is a battery monitor that looks up the information from USB wireless mouse. I suggest adding a battery monitor chip and 10 tiny LED to the mouse to indicate the power level of the battery. Hardware battery monitors are more reliable than using software to extract it.

I rather have people use a wired mouse because they do give you reliability and stability while computing without worrying about battery power.

daihard 09-27-2005 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Electro
I do not think that there is a battery monitor that looks up the information from USB wireless mouse. I suggest adding a battery monitor chip and 10 tiny LED to the mouse to indicate the power level of the battery. Hardware battery monitors are more reliable than using software to extract it.

I rather have people use a wired mouse because they do give you reliability and stability while computing without worrying about battery power.

Thanks for the reply. I'd actually prefer a wired mouse, too, mainly because wireless mice tend to be heavier. I set the mouse sensitivity pretty high, which means the cursor moves a lot with just a little move of the mouse. With a heavy wireless mouse, it's hard to control the momentum. :(

The reason I use a wireless mouse despite its weight issue is, I like my desk to be clean.


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