I'm having some problems with a new R.A.T 3 gaming mouse that I bought today. It works flawlessly under Windows 7, but under Ubuntu 11.10 it keeps misbehaving.
What happens is this:
- I connect the mouse to a USB port. The mouse works as expected for a while.
- The mouse starts misbehaving: I can still move the pointer around, but it doesn't react to clicking any buttons (at least not right, left, middle, browser forward or browser back...). Furthermore, my trackpad starts behaving the same way - moving works, but no clicking.
- I disconnect the mouse. Trackpad starts working again.
- I re-connect the mouse. It works for a while, before collapsing (just as the first time I connected it).
I haven't manually changed any settings anywhere, and I've noticed that even when the mouse misbehaves, it shows up in
cat /proc/bus/input/devices with the following information:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=06a3 Product=0ccc Version=0111 N: Name="Saitek Cyborg R.A.T 3 Mouse" P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.4/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/00:1d.0/usb2/2-1.4/2-1.4:1.0/input/input18 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse0 event4 B: PROP=0 B: EV=17 B: KEY=3ff0000 0 0 0 0 B: REL=103 B: MSC=10
I've googled around a bit and found this forum post, but I find it quite messy and it is unclear whether there is actually any solution to my problem in it. Also, I feel uncomfortable editing Xconf without knowing what I'm doing - and I'm quite new on Ubuntu, so I don't know what I'm doing... Finally, the product web site doesn't appear to have any drivers for Ubuntu and I've found no updates available through the standard sources.