Porchy12
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Mouse Problems!

Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:59 pm

Hi everyone,

I seem to be having a problem with getting the right mouse for my RasPi!

I have an Asda USB powered mouse, and it just won't work at all. I have plugged it directly to the RasPi, and also through a powered hub, but it doesn't work.

Also, I have bought a Tesco branded wireless mouse with a nano dongle, and that won't work either, through the powered hub, or direct!

I borrowed a mini USB retractable cabled mouse from my girlfriend, and that works! (I can't keep it though, it's hers, and I can't seem to find another one anywhere!)

Is there anyone out there who can help me either get the wireless mouse to work, or to help me find a decent (cheap) mouse that will work?

Thanks in advance!

Porchy

Porchy12
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Re: Mouse Problems!

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:13 pm

Does no one have any advice?

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Re: Mouse Problems!

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:45 pm

I use a Dell wired mouse that was being thrown out at work, and that works fine.
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Re: Mouse Problems!

Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:56 pm

These incompatibilities are very odd.
All my equipment is old. I have piles of it in boxes thrown out from work years ago. All of it is PS/2 and it all works.
Completely indestructible so I have never needed to buy replacements.
I just had to get a PS2/USB Y converter so I could plug everything into the Pi.

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Re: Mouse Problems!

Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:51 pm

I had mouse probs after updating boot files but forgetting to update the modules in debian - nothing like that no?
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Porchy12
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Re: Mouse Problems!

Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:29 am

It's very strange, sometimes the retractable mini mouse works, then sometimes, when I reboot, an error shows up on the boot screen saying cannot restart USB 1? Or something like that, I'll try and get a picture for it.

also, I have tried booting it with deviant 'squeeze', fedora arm and arch linux, all with differing outcomes!

I'm starting to think I may have a faulty pi! Is there any way for me to test it?

thanks,
dan

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