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Old 05-07-2014, 02:00 PM   #1
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Question Logitech Mouse Support? It's Acting Erratic

I hope you'll forgive me if this has already been posted. I cannot find a way search the posts on this site. So I guess my first question is, "How and where can I search the posts?". If there isn't a search feature, to whom do I suggest it?

Secondly (and the main reason I've signed up here), I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon on my HP 64Bit Laptop. Windows 7 caught a "virus" and "blew up" on me. I am loving Linux, wishing I had done this years ago!

Until this morning, my Logitech remote Mouse (M510) worked perfectly. Today, even with new batteries, its click-and-drag functionality is gone. I can't even click over more than one word! I own a Vintage Jewelry shop on Etsy, so it's imperative that I have a working mouse.

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me. I searched the Logitech site, and they do not have any support for Linux. Before I search for a new mouse to purchase to replace this one, I'm hoping one of you guys have experienced this and found a way to fix it.

Thank you,
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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What desktop are you using? Configuring the mouse is usually done in the desktop control section.

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The Search function is linked from the main bar just beneath the picture of the penguins up there at the top of the page.

The first thing I would do is test that mouse with another computer, if you have one that you could use for this purpose (or if a friend will let you use one for a few minutes); failing that, test another mouse with that computer.

If the mouse was working perfectly and then started giving trouble and nothing else has changed, hardware has to be the first suspect. Plus, if it is hardware, no amount of software troubleshooting in the world will fix it.

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You may have a hardware issue. The best way to determine if there is something wrong with your installation or not is to use a live CD. Not sure about Mint, but probably its installation media can be used live?
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Thank you all for your help!

I was able to determine that it was, in fact, the HW. I purchased a mouse that lists Linux as being supported from Logitech. Got it on Amazon in 2 days (yep, I buy enough from Amazon to pay for Prime). It works like a dream.

BTW, mouse options on Mint accessed from Menu > System Settings > Mouse & Touchpad are very limited. Pointer Speed and Double-Click Timeout are all that are available. I remember having other options like being able to program the middle button (pushing down the Wheel) on previous Logitech mice. Does anyone know how to access those features on Linux? If not, that's OK. Having a mouse that I can control at this point is awesome!

Thank you guys again for the speedy and helpful posts!



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