View Full Version : MS Wheel Mouse Optical USB stops working?
2nd February 2004, 09:07 AM
One of the mice I have laying around is the MS Wheel Mouse Optical USB, which I am currently using on my Fedora box. I've noticed that the mouse may stop working occasionally (the cursor will stop moving). I've tried checking the mouse settings, and the only thing that fixes it is a reboot.
In [system settings > mouse], I've tried a few choices including the MS and Generic.
2nd February 2004, 07:26 PM
did it load imps2 driver module?
3rd February 2004, 06:19 PM
That's an odd one. I've just done a search round the net for you and here's some of the possible solutions i've found:
1) You may want to run /sbin/mouseconfig from a root console within kde and see which magical combination brings it to life after it freezes
2) But from what I've read it sounds like more of a USB controller type problem and the solution may be found in the XF86Config file, a user who had a healthy MIcrosoft Optical Mouse in Suse had a config file like this:
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
I've just had a quick look on Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/) and I can't find a problem either. So I'm guessing that its probably something to do with XF86, I'd try asking here (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=18) they might be able to help you better.
Hope that helps.
31st August 2004, 09:55 PM
mine does this same thing...although it seems to happen more when im just moving my mouse across the screen while reading something just tinkering with it making it move a lot...if that helps at all...would like to know if anyone found something else about it..thanks
2nd September 2004, 06:53 AM
2nd September 2004, 10:42 AM
Hey guys, just wondering, was Fedora Core 2 suppose to have support for USB mice by default? I'm still new to all this. All I've done is installed Fedora Core 2 on an old IBM thinkpad, but the only mice I can use are a PS/2 one and the TrackPoint. USB works as it mounts my thumbdrive, but how do I get the mouse to work on USB? It's a brandless little laptop mouse. I have a Logitec one too, not tried. Is there some config file I can update to get Gnome to work with a USB mouse?
2nd September 2004, 12:49 PM
benk, normally you won't experience any problems using an USB mouse with Fedora - I'm enjoing my Logitech cordless optical USB mouse this very moment ;). Just make sure the appropriate USB drivers are in your kernel (do lsmod as root to find out more; for me, modprobe usb-uhci worked fine when the mouse wasn't recognized by the system).
3rd September 2004, 04:29 AM
Hey, my Logitec works! mmm...that means unlike Windows, Linux doesn't have a generic USB mouse driver to pick up those OEM/brandless devices. But it does a good job for USB HDDs and thumbdrives. My Sandisk Cruzer Micro works as does my brandless "made in Taiwan" external HDD. Thanks for tip anyway, kilrex.
3rd September 2004, 07:30 AM
I also have problems with "MS IntelliMouse Optical USB" mouse. It freezes in any distro (SuSe, Mandrake, Fedora) when some hardware detection software is launched. In FC2 it always happens when I ran the Hardware Browser - the application and mouse freezes for 1 - 2 minutes and when the program is finshed loading the mouse is still dead (restarting X does not help). During normal operation (playing Quake, web browsing) the mouse works fine. I solved the problem with USB => PS/2 cnverter which was shipped with the mouse.
3rd September 2004, 09:08 AM
I'm pleased I was able to help you ;).
To me this seems like a driver crash caused by the hardware detection - did you ever try to unload the USB driver module (e.g. modprobe -r usb-uhci) and then load it again into the kernel?
3rd September 2004, 09:16 AM
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11th May 2007, 08:13 AM
I also have problems with "MS IntelliMouse Optical USB" mouse. It freezes in any distro (SuSe, Mandrake, Fedora) when some hardware detection software is launched. In FC2 it always happens when I ran the Hardware Browser - the application and mouse freezes for 1 - 2 minutes and when the program is finished loading the mouse is still dead (restarting X does not help). During normal operation (playing Quake, web browsing) the mouse works fine. I solved the problem with USB => PS/2 converter which was shipped with the mouse.
I have the same problem. I'm using MS Intellimouse Optical and am running Windows XP with SP2. Stops responding in PS/2 and have to plug it in USB or reboot to bring it back to life. Finally I've just started keeping it in my front USB and have to constantly plug/unplug it to get it working again which is to say the least VERY annoying. It also sticks when moving it, mouse clicks happen when I don't click the mouse, and it happens when I do anything. Running a game, surfing the web or just moving it around thejdesktop.
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