My mouse stopped working

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My mouse stopped working

Post by brutusoftroy99 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:11 am

ok guys, sorry for the dumb question.
I don't know what version of mint I am running but I installed it about 4 months ago.
I bought a mouse from Tesco. It worked fine......and then..... it stopped working.
the thing is that I can still click on whatever the cursor is on... and I can still scroll the screen up and down using the wheel but the cursor won't move at all.
Any advice?

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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by darethehair » Thu May 17, 2018 8:33 am

I don't have any great ideas, but one thing that I always try to do when I want to help isolate tech problems is to try to use them in a different context to see if it makes a difference. In this case, my suggestion would be to try using it on a different computer (or, if this is a dual-boot computer with Windows on it, boot with Windows) to see if it works or not. If it doesn't work, perhaps the mouse has failed -- in which case you might want to open it to see if there is anything you can do about it (I did this once for an optical mouse, and got it to work again).
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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by administrollaattori » Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 am

Mouse uses four wire, so some of them may be broken. ... USB-wiring

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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by lsemmens » Thu May 17, 2018 9:36 am

The first question I would ask is "Wired or Wireless?"
If wireless - new battery?
if wired - try it in another computer or using a live OS.
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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by AndyMH » Thu May 17, 2018 4:34 pm

Tesco - sounds cheap. Probably the mouse not mint. Been a fan of MS mice for years, more expensive but reliable. A lot of us like to knock MS, but their hardware peripherals are pretty good.
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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by BG405 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:32 am

AndyMH wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:34 pm
A lot of us like to knock MS, but their hardware peripherals are pretty good.
True. I'd get another wireless 3500 tomorrow if I could afford it, mine's showing its age, a bit like its owner. Still works though, except the scroll wheel. :(

I'd suggest taking it back for a replacement, it will still be under warranty if it's only 4 months old. It's likely the sensor has failed if the switches still work, happened to a couple of mine. If it's had an impact, that could have wrecked the alignment or the sensor itself. Liquids (including switch cleaner, which I found out the hard way) will ruin an optical sensor.

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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by wallyUSA » Sat May 19, 2018 8:04 am

Personally, I like Logitech. I have wireless mouse/keyboard that comes with 3 year warranty. Lots of options and good support!
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Re: My mouse stopped working

Post by brutusoftroy99 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:06 am

System: Host: brutus-ThinkPad-Edge-E130 Kernel: 4.13.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: System: LENOVO product: 3358AXG v: ThinkPad Edge E130
Mobo: LENOVO model: 3358AXG v: Win8 Pro DPK TPG Bios: LENOVO v: H4ET92WW (2.52 ) date: 04/18/2013
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-3227U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7582
clock speeds: max: 1900 MHz 1: 854 MHz 2: 846 MHz 3: 1012 MHz 4: 888 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-38-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n driver: wl bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
IF: enp9s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (14.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72503 size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290G used: 40G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.07GB (2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: 0.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 589
Info: Processes: 218 Uptime: 5:18 Memory: 2650.8/3669.2MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

there's my specs, great command.
and yes it's a wireless.
So I guess the conclusion is go and buy another one.
ok will do
thanks guys

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