Several Models of Microsoft Wireless and Wired Mice, i.e. models: Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, Wireless Mouse 5000, Wireless Optical Desktop 3000, Comfort Mouse 4500, Wireless Mouse 1000 among others have erratic vertical scroll wheel issues in linux after dual booting in Microsoft Windows

Bug #971321 reported by Paul F Richards on 2012-04-02
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Bug Description

I have created a userland application, resetmsmice, which fixes scroll wheel issues with certain Wireless Microsoft mice in X.org (includes KDE & Gnome applications), where the vertical wheel scrolls abnormally fast. Only needed if you dual boot between Microsoft Windows and some linux distro.
Known to fix the vertical scroll wheel issue with the following models (and others related):
# Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
# Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
This program basically just resets a setting in the mouse through usb communications and then exits. Only if the mouse matches vendor [0x045e] (Microsoft) and product code [0x0745] (a series of Microsoft Wireless mice) it will check for this usb setting.

This code is released under the GNU GPL v2 license.

It is available here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/resetmsmice/files/

I will be creating Ubuntu and Fedora packages shortly.

This bug has been reported previously, but the resolution I've seen has been to unplug the receiver and plug it back in. A bit of a pain to have to constantly do! This code will fix that.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: needs-packaging

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Changed in ubuntu:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

With help from others, fIxed a few bugs in the source and added support for the "Laser Mouse 6000 Receiver".

Also in the tar file is an optional kernel patch for the 3.3.0 series that I have had success with. Note that you don't need the kernel patch if you use the userland program, and don't need the userland program if you use the kernel patch.

I still have to package this program into a .deb and .rpm.

summary: - Several Models of Microsoft Wireless Mice, i.e. model 3500 and 5000 have
- vertical scroll wheel issues in linux
+ Several Models of Microsoft Wireless Mice, i.e. model Wireless Mobile
+ Mouse 3500, 5000, and Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 have vertical scroll
+ wheel issues in linux

I worked my way up to version 1.0.4 a few months ago and have received positive feedback from multiple people. It works for the following mice:

* Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500
* Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000
* Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 3000
* Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500
* Microsoft Wireless Mouse 1000

It most likely works for other mice as well. Let me know if it works for yours.

The source code, and the Ubuntu binary packages for release 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) for i386 and amd64 are here.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/resetmsmice/files/

Please let me know if you have any issues. paulrichards321 _at_ gmail.com

Anyone know what I can do to get the word out to more people of this fix?

Should I make a ppa for such a small project? Any ideas how to get this into the ubuntu standard apt archive?

You can also get the source code or binary ubuntu packages here:

https://launchpad.net/resetmsmice/+download

summary: - Several Models of Microsoft Wireless Mice, i.e. model Wireless Mobile
- Mouse 3500, 5000, and Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 have vertical scroll
- wheel issues in linux
+ Several Models of Microsoft Wireless and Wired Mice, i.e. models:
+ Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, Wireless Mouse 5000, Wireless Optical
+ Desktop 3000, Comfort Mouse 4500, Wireless Mouse 1000 among others have
+ erratic vertical scroll wheel issues in linux after dual booting in
+ Microsoft Windows
Diego Schulz (dschulzg) wrote :

@Paul F Richards: Thank you!

Rakesh Sharma (raks437) wrote :

@Paul F Richards: Thank you!

There is a PATCH from the developer in the following link:

http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2010-September/012517.html

But I'm not aware how to proceed with this

Thanks to Paul for the workaround, and Krishna for the patch!

Is there any ETA to integrating this patch into the Kernel (or whatever it patches)?
Smooth-scroll mice are only getting popular, so with the years, this problem would only get worse for more people, and not every linux user is patient enough to find Paul's workaround...

Joe9527 (cannon-master) wrote :

Confirm that it's working on Microsoft Comfort Mouse 5000. Thanks a lot for this patch.

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