Logitech Mouse Dissapearing Shennanigans

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Logitech Mouse Dissapearing Shennanigans

Postby jasonsandeman on Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:29 am

I love the startings of Mint. I dream to make it my go-to distro going forward. I even plan to get it up and running on the Mother in Law-s computers and rid myself of Windows and the nag screens forever. There is a hitch though, so far it's a deal breaker. It seems to have crept up recently. I had much the same issue with Ubuntu at first installation and that's the reason I didn't go ahead and install Ubuntu.

I am using a Logitech cordless mouse M305 and I am finding that as I am using it, the pointer will dissapear to the bottom right hand of my second dual screen. As you can imagine, it makes using my mouse an impossibility.

I have confirmed this isn't just a problem with the mouse, as I switched to 2 other logitech cordless mice and found the exact same problem. I've recharged the batteries. I guess I could go buy a new mouse with a cord, but given that it is doing it on 3 devices, it suggests to me maybe this is a driver issue somewhere?

Specs is per inxi:
Running Mint 14 with Dual Monitors
Nividia GT 8600

CPU~Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ (-MCP-) clocked at 1000.000 Mhz Kernel~3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 Up~27 min Mem~950.1/7986.1MB HDD~1820.4GB(12.8% used) Procs~163 Client~Shell inxi~1.8.4
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Re: Logitech Mouse Dissapearing Shennanigans

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:16 pm

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Nividia GT 8600


My guess is a graphic drivers issue and dual not quite setup right.
Running propitiatory drivers or default open drivers?
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Re: Logitech Mouse Dissapearing Shennanigans

Postby jasonsandeman on Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:07 pm

I am running the proprietary drivers from NVidia. I had to work a bit to get the dual screen working including using nividia-xconfig and the restarting the x server a couple times.
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Re: Logitech Mouse Dissapearing Shennanigans

Postby Orbmiser on Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:32 pm

Yep that would be my guess. And the area to look into.
Also would do some searching or posting on the Ubuntu forums for additional help.

As I am using the logitech M510 fine with the open default drivers.
Without issues on my old Ati 4350 on Dual 22" displays.
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