Wireless optical mouse problem

January 12, 2006 at 16:53:34
Specs: FC3, Athlon1.4/512MB
Hi folks,

FedoraCore3

Just have Intelligent wireless keyboard combo and wireless optical mouse installed. The keyboard works but the mouse does not work. The red light at the bottom of the mouse is on. Moving the mouse has no effect on the cursor. Now I have to use an USB mouse in combination.

# lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Capabilities: [a0] AGP version 2.0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: e0000000-e1ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: d8000000-dfffffff
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RT8139
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d000 [size=256]
Memory at e3000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]

00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT8233/A/C/VT8235 PIPC Bus Master IDE
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
I/O ports at d400 [size=16]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. (Wrong ID) USB Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at d800 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. (Wrong ID) USB Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at dc00 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 18) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
Subsystem: VIA Technologies, Inc. (Wrong ID) USB Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
I/O ports at e000 [size=32]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 10)
Subsystem: Avance Logic Inc.: Unknown device 4710
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 5
I/O ports at e400 [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: LeadTek Research Inc.: Unknown device 2830
Flags: bus master, 66Mhz, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [44] AGP version 2.0


# cat /etc/X11/xorg.confg
.....
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection
....
...


Please advise how to fix the problem.

TIA

B.R.
satimis


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#1
January 13, 2006 at 00:56:01
First off you probably want to remove:
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
if you have a scroll wheel/3rd button, the fact that you also have ZAxisMapping leads me to believe this.

Is it PS2? If so you could try:
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"

Also check that you have:
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
in the layout section of xorg.conf (I'm guessing you meant xorg.conf and not xorg.confg!)

Does the mouse work in a console with gpm? You should be able to get an output if you move the mouse while running the command:
# cat /dev/psaux

Maybe the battery is going?


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#2
January 13, 2006 at 03:02:53
Hi 3Dave,

Tks for your advice.

There is nothing incorrect with the OS. nor anything wrong with the battery. This is a new wireless set - keyboard plus optical mouse.

The factory-setup on channel for both of them was channel-1. I just switched the mouse channel to channel-2 then it is now working nicely.

I turned over the Internet without a solution. It is so simple and straghtforward.

B.R.
satimis


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