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I have a OrthoMouse for carpal tunnel and the mouse pointer doesn't move at all. The buttons (right, left, wheel) work fine but i can't move the pointer. The mouse works fine in windows. I have a different Microsoft optical mouse and that one works just fine in the same USB port. Is there any way to fix this? I really love my OrhtoMouse.

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What is exact brand/model? There are three or four with that name. –  david6 Aug 5 '12 at 1:08
Can please include output from lsusb, which show the device attached (and its unique USB brand/model ID). –  david6 Aug 5 '12 at 1:09
the mouse only says OrthMouse DeSagalle and on the bottom model# 099 FCC-ID V6T-099. –  Iuliu Aug 10 '12 at 3:54
lsusb says: Bus 005 Device 005: ID 1d57:0005 –  Iuliu Aug 10 '12 at 3:59

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lsusb output of "ID 1d57:0005" means 'USB HID v1.10 Mouse or Keyboard device'. The 'HID' part means "Human Interface Device", which generically covers mice, keyboards, etc.

In other words, your device is not being recognized, and only its generic capabilities are available. You need a Linux driver for this device.

Will need to investigate further ..

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is there any OthoMouse that works? If yes i'll just order one of those –  Iuliu Aug 13 '12 at 14:22

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