Weird mouse issues (with one specific mouse)



Hey there everyone!

I’ve been having weird issues with my gaming mouse. It’s a R.A.TTE Mad Catz and whenever I plug it in I get weird issues with it (and then also my other mouse). I can move the cursor, but for some reason it doesn’t seem to respond to clicking windows etc. The clicking / buttons definitely work, but for some reason clicking only works from time to time. It does work when I am playing a game, but it doesn’t work anywhere else.


You can check how it is being recognized using ‘xinput’

What model is it exactly?

You could try with an x config:

sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-vmmouse.conf

Paste the following:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Mouse0"
    Driver         "evdev"
    Option         "Name" "Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.3 Mouse"
    Option         "Vendor" "06a3"
    Option         "Product" "0ccc"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/event4"
    Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option         "Buttons" "7"
    Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option         "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0"
    Option         "Resolution" "3200"

Save/exit with ctrl+x
Then restart X or just reboot
(these setting may need some tweaking for your device)

Also found this which may be of interest:


Hey! I’m sorry for my rather late reply, it seems I have missed my email notification…
Anyways, thank you for your answer! Your x config suggestion seems to have done the trick!


Sorry for your month without a mouse! :wink: Glad its all sorted.