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Re: webcam/mouse conflict

On Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:21:13 -0400, Whit Hansell wrote:

> Running Wheezy.  Have wireless Logitech mouse.  Have usb style webcam of
> offbrand type but it has worked fine before so the driver is recognized
> and works.
> Have installed both Cheese and guvcview(gnome's webcam prog) and things
> work OK except somehow control of the mouse is grabbed and it makes use
> of the mouse very "iffy" in that I can move the mouse but it takes
> forever to get it to do anything.  It will finally do what I ask of it
> whether to move or accept mousecliks, but somehow whatever is allowing
> video is grabbing IO control from the mouse.

Hmmm, so you mean that both devices operate fine when they run separately 
and the USB mouse fails (start doing wierid things, becomes slow...) 
onlye when webcam is turned on? :-?

> Both Cheese and guvcview have worked just fine previously w. this webcam
> and a usb mouse so I know that part works.  Question is who should I
> send a bug report to as this has been this way for about 2-3 weeks now
> and I had hoped it would have been corrected by now.

Before opening a bug report, I would try some things:

1/ A corded USB mouse, because wireless devices are prone to any kind of 
strange errors, like batteries going down in the worst of the momments :-)

2/ Look at the logs when mouse starts behaving badly, mainly "dmesg", "/
var/log/syslog" and "/var/log/Xorg.0.log"

OTOH, I think mouse (input devices) is nowadays controlled by evdev 
("xserver-xorg-input-evdev" package), unless this has changed recently.



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