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Old 05-27-2004, 07:48 PM   #16
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Hell-o,

Well, it does have a tendency to want to move windows around, open up Config Desktop, and Logoff, which are easily accesable with a few clicks. It is jumpy, but it's also clicking things as it moves, right clicks, left clicks, middle button clicks.

I sometimes get high CPU usage with overnet, but that's usually when it's moving something. With it on, it usually stays around 20%.


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Old 05-27-2004, 07:50 PM   #17
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I'm really confused about this one. The last time I had a problem like this, it was because a contact in the mouse plug was bent.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 06:52 PM   #18
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Hell-o,

I don't think it's that. I mean, I don't have problems in Knoppix or -- and I hate to say this -- Windows (XP and 98). But I haven't ruled out my mouse yet though. I read awhile back somewhere about logitech mice having a problem. I don't believe it was my mouse model which is why I didn't pay all that much attention.

I'm going to get a new mouse. It's about time for one anyway I think. Any suggestions on a good linux mouse? I've noticed a few listed in the control center thingy. Though, every time I try to change mice in there, Mandrake tends to forget just like Catgirl's.



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Old 05-28-2004, 06:56 PM   #19
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You're gonna love my suggestion for a good Linux mouse.........................................MICROSOFT!!!!!!I have a optical wheel mouse (USB with a PS/2 adaptor) that I got for $19.99CDN and its fabulous. Light touch and good craftsmanship. It "just works" and NO BALL to clean. The mouse setting is "auto" and I use it on USB, so its /dev/input/mice, but it works groovily as a PS/2 as well. Microsoft makes awesome human interface devices. Excellent keyboards, mice, and joysticks. Perhaps they should manufacture hardware and leave software to someone else.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 09:48 PM   #20
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Hell-o,

I have the original Microsoft Natural Keyboards. It's big and heavy. One time I spilt something on it, and instead of getting one of the new smaller cheaper ones, I took mine apart. There's huge metal plates inside. I cleaned everything inside, including the three thin plastic thingies that press together when you hit a key.

Inside, I forget what it said, but it didn't say Microsoft. It was a different company. Microsoft doesn't come up with hardware on their own. They buy companies that make hardware. I don't know if they did that with their mouse, but I'd bet they did. They did with their keyboard, which I wouldn't trade for anything.

I'm just worried that I wouldn't be able to use an opitical mouse like I use my mouse ball. I usually keep my hand stationary and just move the mouse, picking it up and putting it back down to roll the ball. I also have big hands, hence the love of the big, bulky original Natural keyboard.


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Old 05-29-2004, 09:50 PM   #21
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Many trackballs should work too. Check out the HCL here.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 10:17 PM   #22
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Hell-o,

Thanks. I will.


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Old 05-31-2004, 05:57 PM   #23
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Hello!
On a console I don't have the mouse cursor, but anyway, I tried to check the gpm package as suggested, and slocate found those:
/usr/lib/libgpm.a
/usr/lib/libgpm.so
/usr/include/gpm.h
/lib/libgpm.so.1.19.0
/lib/libgpm.so.1

I guess those are connected to that package someway, isn't it? Shoul I do something with them?

I must agree that microsoft optical mouse is totally cool, I have it on my other PC

Bye!
 
Old 06-01-2004, 08:44 PM   #24
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Hell-o,

Catgirl, what kind of mouse are you using now? And have tried switching mice just to see what would happen?


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Old 06-02-2004, 05:52 AM   #25
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Me too - laptop mouse (touchpad) in Mdk10

Just to jump in, I installed Mdk10 last night and had the same erratic mouse issues.

I'm using a Medion laptop with the built-in touchpad, and everything goes nuts on the mouse (cursor jumping, random clicking, etc) every so often. Also the "tap" feature (tap the pad for a click instead of using the buttons) doesn't work.

I know the thread is running toward "get another mouse", and I'm going to try that shortly, but the point is that this is a laptop, and I've been running Mandrake on this box without this issue since version 9.0.

Other problems: It didn't recognize my Linksys WPC11 card (original, not v2.5, 3 or 4) at all (which version 9.2 did).

That's what I've seen so far.

Suggestions are welcome

Leon
 
Old 06-02-2004, 02:08 PM   #26
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I'm using the built in touchpad of my laptop. I've tried an external Logitech mouse too, but it was much more erratic than the touchpad...
 
Old 06-02-2004, 02:57 PM   #27
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Just adding me t the list of users with erratic mouse functions. I'm using a IBM R32 laptop and the built in red mouse pin has a life on it's own and gets carried away now and then. It moves,open and closes windows.
I'm using mandrake 10 and as for the others, there is no problem when shifting to WXP. I can also use my cheap wireless optical mouse from A-tech without any problems. (Love the hot plug-in feature). I'll be reading this tread hoping someone comes up with a solution.
Cheers.
/TTower
 
Old 06-07-2004, 01:06 AM   #28
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Hell-o,

Okay, so there's more than a few of us with problems. Has anybody contacted Mandrake about this? To be honest, I'm not sure how contacting them works. I once contacted somebody about a motherboard issue. I had an abit motheraboard once. They e-mailed me three days later in broken english saying they'd never heard of the features I told them I was having trouble with (motherboard temperature sensors).

Would contacting Mandrake make a difference?

I was so hoping at the very least everybody would say Logitech mouse. We've all got different hardware.


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Old 06-07-2004, 01:34 PM   #29
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Fixed (on 9.2, at least)

Just FYI, I fixed all my mouse problems when I reinstalled 9.2 and the touchpad still didn't work. The kind folks over at the scotsnewsletter.com forums sent me to the following links:

**************
(this comes from Bruno)
http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/in...74&hl=touchpad

The most important part here is the link to LQ; http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/140027 and Aussies post #7
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The upshot is that you load the synaptics RPM and manually modify xf86config with the correct values.

If you are searching, the package info is:

Name: synaptics
Version: 0.12.4-1mdk
Size: 69 KB
Medium: contrib
Currently installed version: (none)
Summary: Synaptics TouchPad driver for XFree86
 
  


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