Bluetooth mice with tiger 10.4.1

darves

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 18, 2005
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Hi all,

I have tried several bluetooth mice with my 15" 1.67 Powerook running 10.4.1: the Kensington Pilot mous, Kensington Pocket mouse, Logitech mx900, and the Maccally mini BT mouse. Basically, all of the mice but the latter cause the computer to crash when it is put to sleep (I would use the Maccally but it is too small). It seems that the System UI server hangs when it awakes from sleep, or something along those lines, forcing a hard reboot. When I put the laptop to sleep, the computer wakes up about 3 seconds later and becomes unresponsive. This has been a problem with several different brands of BT mice, so I am guessing it's an issues with 10.4.x. Unchecking the box "allow Bluetooth devices to wake up computer" seems to fix the problem, but this makes it difficult to restart my mac when it is asleep with the lid closed and connected to a monitor. Anybody know any workarounds to this issue?

Thanks!
 

armandocerna

macrumors regular
Sep 22, 2004
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Chico, CA
The apple bluetooth mouse works without any problems. The only other alternative is to uncheck that box. or connect something wired to the computer like a keyboard.
 

QCassidy352

macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
10,599
2,723
Bay Area
I have a PM G5 and use a D-Link BT adapter with a M$ bluetooth mouse. If I try to check the box "allow BT devices to wake this computer from sleep" then the computer wakes itself up immediately upon being put to sleep. It's not quite the same problem you have, but it's clearly closely related. I've found no solution but to uncheck that box.

oh, and it happened to me in 10.3.x too.
 

7on

macrumors 601
Nov 9, 2003
4,940
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Dress Rosa
For me, this problem was caused by a "Colorsync Menu extra" thing. For some reason it conflicted with the Bluetooth Menu Extra.
 

Linkjeniero

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2005
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QCassidy352 said:
I have a PM G5 and use a D-Link BT adapter with a M$ bluetooth mouse. If I try to check the box "allow BT devices to wake this computer from sleep" then the computer wakes itself up immediately upon being put to sleep. It's not quite the same problem you have, but it's clearly closely related. I've found no solution but to uncheck that box.

oh, and it happened to me in 10.3.x too.
It happens to me too, and there's no solution (that I know of) other than shutting off the mouse while the computer is sleeping or unchecking the box. This isn't a problem of the computer; it's that when you leave an optical mouse alone, it still sends info to the computer from time to time. Maybe Apple made they mouse realize when the computer has been put to sleep so it stops sending signals, but that doesn't happen with other mice.