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« on: March 12, 2006, 10:49:17 am »
Sorry if this has already been answered but I can't find one ...

I have a microsoft usb wireless mouse (usb dongle)...
starting X with -mouse /dev/input/mouse0 leaves me with a pointer that will only
go up and down when moving mouse left and right. There is no horizontal action
(you know what I mean  - anyone come across this before or able to suggest a
fix ? Everything appears fine looking through dmesg etc ???
I have confirmed mouse works on laptop etc and a wired usb mouse works fine on
the zaurus ?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2006, 05:41:45 pm »
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Sorry if this has already been answered but I can't find one ...

I have a microsoft usb wireless mouse (usb dongle)...
starting X with -mouse /dev/input/mouse0 leaves me with a pointer that will only
go up and down when moving mouse left and right. There is no horizontal action
(you know what I mean  - anyone come across this before or able to suggest a
fix ? Everything appears fine looking through dmesg etc ???
I have confirmed mouse works on laptop etc and a wired usb mouse works fine on
the zaurus ?
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I wonder if your wireless dongle is trying to take more power from the USB port than your Z is willing to provide.  As I understand it, the Z provides USB signals, but doesn't provide power to USB devices.

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2006, 02:36:33 am »
My USB wireless mouse works fine. It draws less current from the port than a conventional wireless optical mouse.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2006, 04:25:51 am »
good point Armagon - I'll try it through usb hub (have to upnplug lots from desktop)
Thanks both for the feedback - this one has been driving me nutty
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2006, 05:45:07 am »
I have just soldered (or rather my buddy did) mini B host cable and plugged in little transparent acrylic usb mouse I bought at weirstuff. It works just fine. I didnt have to change anything in configuration. It just works, except for scrollwheel.

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2006, 08:44:47 am »
i use microsoft compact optical mouse can work but can't scroll up & down i hop can useing the scroll function how do?  

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2006, 02:49:48 pm »
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i use microsoft compact optical mouse can work but can't scroll up & down i hop can useing the scroll function how do? 
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Sorry, no scrolling available as yet... (requires X recompile)
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2006, 03:51:17 pm »
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My USB wireless mouse works fine. It draws less current from the port than a conventional wireless optical mouse.
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How did you find that out?  

[Did the packaging say?  Is there a command line tool that tells you about power drain?  Did you charge up your Z and time the discharge?  Surely you didn't use a hacked USB power cable with a multimeter in the middle?  Do tell!]

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2006, 04:36:13 pm »
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My USB wireless mouse works fine. It draws less current from the port than a conventional wireless optical mouse.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=118463\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

How did you find that out?  

[Did the packaging say?  Is there a command line tool that tells you about power drain?  Did you charge up your Z and time the discharge?  Surely you didn't use a hacked USB power cable with a multimeter in the middle?  Do tell!]

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I connected an ammeter in series with the power supply and measured it with and without the mouses.

I posted the results on here a few weeks ago.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2006, 12:59:28 pm »
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My USB wireless mouse works fine. It draws less current from the port than a conventional wireless optical mouse.[div align=\"right\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
How did you find that out?  

[Did the packaging say?  Is there a command line tool that tells you about power drain?  Did you charge up your Z and time the discharge?  Surely you didn't use a hacked USB power cable with a multimeter in the middle?  Do tell!]

Armagon[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=118572\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
I connected an ammeter in series with the power supply and measured it with and without the mouses.

I posted the results on here a few weeks ago.[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=118579\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]
Ah.  [a href=\"https://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=17570&hl=3000+current+draw]3000 Current Draw, Some figures[/url].  Very cool.  Nice work!

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