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Re: logitech cordless keyboard lockups after upgrade to XFree 4.1

Sean Quinlan wrote:
> --- Jan Ulrich Hasecke <janulrich.hasecke@web.de> (2001-09-17 07:50):
> > After the last dist-upgrade of woody to XFree 4.1.0 I discovered
> > randomly keyboard lockups with my logitech cordless keyboard. No
> > problems with the mouse, but the keyboard hangs. No input possible.
> >
> > When I eject the batteries and put them in again, it sometimes works
> > again.
> >
> > I am not sure, whether it is a hardware problem. But the keyboard
> > works perfectly for more than six months.
> I have a logitech cordless keyboard as well, and I don't have this
> problem so I suspect hardware.  I read in the manual that they say the
> batteries in the keyboard last about six months, maybe they're just
> flat?
> That being said, I've used my keyboard with the original batteries for
> about a year, and I've had to change the mouse batteries about once
> every 2 months (although the manual says six for that too :)
> YMMV, but something to think about :)

  I have the same keyboard/mouse and it works with original bateries for
a long time (I can't remember when I bought it but it's been at least 6
month, probably almost a year). it performs very consistently (no need
for resetting etc.)

  what I noticed is that in certain position they do not work, when I
move them just a little bit (20 cm) they work again (it's quite
consistent, it's not erratic, in one place they work, in another thery
work very poorly), so over time I have found a position for the base
where it works (for common positions of keyboard and mouse)

  so you might try to experiment with location of the keyboard, mouse
and the base (the thing connected to computer).


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