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Message 479192 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 3:31:33 UTC

Here's one for you folks.

One of my machines runs BOINC and nothing else, its a completely dedicated cruncher. When I'm not uploading or downloading data it is completely disconnected from the internet and its wireless abilities have been disabled.

When its busy crunching away the Cursor slowly creeps across the screen, its totally wierd.

Anyone have any idea whats going on and how I can fix it?

The machine isn't being hacked as its completely disconnected from the internet, Virus scans show the machine clean. It currently runs BOINC 5.4.11 with Simon's SSE2 2.0 Opt. Apt.

Its the only machine I've noticed this happening on. If anyone has any idea's I'd be eternally grateful.

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Message 479315 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 3:50:33 UTC
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This may not have anything to do with BOINC. I had a machine that had the exact same "issue", but wasn't running BOINC, and I found out was due to a cheap optical mouse. After replacing with a higher quality one, the "cursor creep" went away.
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Message 479351 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 3:56:46 UTC

Thanks for the quick reply.

That is possible then. This machine has a Logitech Optical Mouse. I'll try swapping out the mouse and see what happens.

Thanks again.
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Message 479423 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 4:10:16 UTC
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Odd that you mention that. The one I had problems with was a Logitech too. Note that not all Logitech are necessarily bad, as I simply used a higher quality version of the same brand and it worked fine.

I hope that helps solve the problem for you. Good luck!
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Message 479484 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 4:20:05 UTC
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My Logitech wireless does it too and it wasn't cheap. Not to mention the number of batteries it eats up.

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Message 479554 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 4:31:12 UTC

Thanks again, I think that might have done the trick.

I'll let it sit over night and see what happens.
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Message 479606 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 4:40:36 UTC

Me I've never had this problem, But I use MS Optical mice.
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Message 479665 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 5:00:19 UTC

Occasionally happens to me when I get a dog hair stuck up inside the mouse. Messes up the optics.
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Message 479667 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 5:00:58 UTC - in response to Message 479665.  

Occasionally happens to me when I get a dog hair stuck up inside the mouse. Messes up the optics.

Cat hair here with my MS Trackball Optical.
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Message 479681 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 5:34:11 UTC

i had a cheap optical mouse here that used to take rather large trips while it was in use and during that time would go completely unresponsive. i switched back to a ball mouse and all was fine. now i'm using a logitech G5 mouse and all is well so far.
long story short; cheap optical mouses suck.
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Message 479686 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 5:52:22 UTC - in response to Message 479667.  

Occasionally happens to me when I get a dog hair stuck up inside the mouse. Messes up the optics.

Cat hair here with my MS Trackball Optical.


Yeah that's a given when one has a cat, I have one too.
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Message 479951 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 16:29:53 UTC

Yep, Problem solved, after running all night the Cursor hasn't moved. The culprit was the Logitech Optical Mouse.

Thanks again :)
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Message 480303 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 20:42:53 UTC - in response to Message 479951.  

Yep, Problem solved, after running all night the Cursor hasn't moved. The culprit was the Logitech Optical Mouse.

Thanks again :)


Hey, glad we can help! 8-)
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Message 480354 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 21:51:33 UTC

My Logitech optical does this also.
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Message 480386 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 22:19:45 UTC

I had this behavior too. I was able to fix it by using an adapter for PS/2 (it is an USB mouse by default) and connect it to the PS/2 port. This Adapter should nomally included in your mouse package box.

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Message 480427 - Posted: 11 Dec 2006, 23:28:18 UTC
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If none of those fancy, high tech solutions work, just try levelling your desk.

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Putting your boat in drydock (level ofcourse)
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Message 480464 - Posted: 12 Dec 2006, 0:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 480427.  

If none of those fancy, high tech solutions work, just try levelling your desk.

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Putting your boat in drydock (level ofcourse)


Or, as the worse case scenario solution, you can always stop binge drinking (or whatever hallucinogen you're taking).
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Message 480906 - Posted: 12 Dec 2006, 15:07:27 UTC

It might just be the mouse driver. When I have had this issue in the past ( a few times) , I just go get the latest Logitech software (works with almost all mice) and it normally fixes it.

When you changed mice, windows probably detected a new device and fixed your problem.

If not, move that cheese icon somewhere else. :-)


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Message 481189 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 1:21:07 UTC - in response to Message 479423.  
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Odd that you mention that. The one I had problems with was a Logitech too. Note that not all Logitech are necessarily bad, as I simply used a higher quality version of the same brand and it worked fine.

I hope that helps solve the problem for you. Good luck!


I had something similar happen with one of their better models. I tried it on three different computers, and under Win2k, SuSE 10.0, and Sabayon. Same results with all. Worst of all was when without warning the cursor would stop moving in response to mouse movement and would creep across the screen. I'd have to unplug it and plug it in again or thump it to get it to work again. Same behavior when it was used as usb and ps2.

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Message 481222 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 2:55:29 UTC - in response to Message 481189.  

I had something similar happen with one of their better models. I tried it on three different computers, and under Win2k, SuSE 10.0, and Sabayon. Same results with all. Worst of all was when without warning the cursor would stop moving in response to mouse movement and would creep across the screen. I'd have to unplug it and plug it in again or thump it to get it to work again. Same behavior when it was used as usb and ps2.


Interesting to know. Sounds like it might be time to forget Logitech and stick with MS mice (they seem to do well in that market).
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