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Offline joespr

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Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« on: July 30, 2017, 03:35:20 PM »
Hello TinyCore,

Happily installed TC 8.0 to the hard drive on a desktop machine.

The first main issue is that I lose the mouse frequently. At times, the mouse cursor will just hang for many seconds, even 5 or 10 or 15 seconds, and then will start to respond.

Or at other times, it is lost and no amount of wait will bring it back. I need to exit X (Ctrl-Alt-Backspace ) and restart X or reboot to get the mouse back.

Either one of the above problems seems to happen whenever I use the mouse to launch or use an app.

The mouse is a two-button (with wheel) USB mouse. I have
   waitusb=5
in my bootcodes, but since it responds initially after startup, I am not sure if that is helpful or needed.

Any advice?

Thank you for your time and feedback.

Offline Rich

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Re: Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 04:22:23 PM »
Hi joespr
I tend to run wired mice though I hear all the cool kids are using wireless these days. I did once have a wireless mouse
start to act goofy when the battery started to become marginal. The other thing that comes to mind is interference on
that frequency.

Offline joespr

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Re: Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 04:24:46 PM »
Sorry if I gave the impression this was a wireless mouse, it is not. It is a wired USB mouse.

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Re: Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2017, 04:30:17 PM »
Hi joespr
No, you didn't give that impression, I just presumed. Last time I went to buy a mouse the vast majority of the offerings
were wireless.

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 04:49:44 PM »
I'd try another mouse, because mice issue rarely originate from software.

Offline joespr

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Re: Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 07:51:33 PM »
OK, here is the end of the story.
I tried a different mouse (found a PS2 mouse in the boneyard), but got the same result.
So I gave up on this PC, and dragged another PC, but slightly newer, out of said boneyard.
Installing TC now on this second PC, reusing the original USB wired mouse without problem.

The End.



Offline xyz-worx

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Re: Mouse problems. Delay in response or just hangs.
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 02:12:36 AM »
Hi joespr,

several years ago I had similar issues to get my mouse running on a very old
PC. For me it helped to play a little bit with the boot-codes.

If you like, take a look at this thread:

 http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,10731.0.html


regards

     xyz-worx