Kernel Panics from Logitech Mouse?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PlaceofDis, May 12, 2007.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    okay so i got my logitech VX Revolution yesterday. was playing around with it, everything okay. i unplugged it from the USB Port on my macbook. and i got a Kernel Panic.

    then today i step away from the computer for a bit, come back and move the mouse to get the screen back up and my macbook has another Kernel Panic.

    so i'm guessing its the Logitech Control Center software acting buggy?
    any one else have this problem or anything else i should try to get this working properly.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Crap. Have you checked Console to see if anything more specific is listed in the crash log?
     
  3. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    didn't think of that actually. where else would i look besides the panci.log?
     
  4. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Do you even need the Logitech Control Center software installed to use the mouse? I have a Logitech mouse and I never installed any software...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, there's a few CrashReporter logs which may come in handy. It's probably a bit of a moot point if this is your only recent change though, since it sounds like it's almost definitely the cause of the problem. Checked the Logitech site for driver/firmware updates?
     
  6. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    something for the back/forward buttons and search button on it too is needed at least. and the LCC allows for the free scrolling feature too

    i reinstalled the LCC so we'll see if that helps at all. and its most definitely the mouse it appears. i'll have to look into USB overdrive if it continues.
     
  7. 66217 Guest

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    I had the same problems with my Logitech mouse. I ended buying a Mighty Mouse.

    But I remember that I saw another App that helped you configuring the extra mouse buttons. It seems that the LCC is very buggy for the new Intel Macs.

    I'll try find it, if successful I'll send you the link.
     
  8. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Im positive your problem stems from LCC. I have a logitech mouse too, and when i had installed LCC i got two kernel panics, since i got rid of it, ive been problem free. LCC is simply broken.
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I've also had that same problem with my VX Revolution. Although it even happens when I'm using Steermouse.
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    my kernel panic happened with a vx revolution attached. my normal mouse is an mx. hmm....
     
  11. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    alright well i'll give USB Overdrive a try then since it seems its probably the LCC software. thanks guys.
     
  12. skwij macrumors 6502

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    I know I had fits with the newest version of LCC, but I managed to salvage an older version (lcc2.0) and it works just fine and dandy.

    Want me to email you the dmg?
     
  13. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    If USB Overdrive doesn't work for you either, try Steermouse. It recognized and programmed my Logitech Mediaplay Mouse, whereas USB Overdrive didn't even see it.
     
  14. sepandee macrumors regular

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    was there a solution to this problem? because my newly-purchased vx revolution does the same and it's making me angry. I installed the latest driver for os x as well, but still it happens.
     
  15. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

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    i reinstalled the LLC and all has been well since.
     
  16. sepandee macrumors regular

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    Well I uninstalled LCC and installed SteerMouse instead, hopefully that will fix the issue. But I must add, scrolling is normal now (i.e. fast). The slow scrolling before aws useless.
     
  17. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Installing SteerMouse doesn't fix it, I've already tried.
     
  18. sepandee macrumors regular

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    Well, neither does reinstalling the LCC, cuz i tried that as well ... so what's next?:confused:
     
  19. valiar macrumors regular

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    Yes, IT IS caused by Logitech driver.

    The latest Logitech driver (the one that comes with Revolution mice) in addition to the driver itself installs the dreaded APE framework and a special haxie that takes care of the latest and greatest scroll wheel.

    If you don't know what it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_Enhancer

    I had plenty of kernel panics after I have installed the latest driver...

    I was absolutely appaled by Logitech's decision to bundle APE with their driver with no notification.

    Even if you have uninstalled the driver, APE might have been left behind. Check if aped daemon is rinning. If it is, head for Unsanity's web site, and get an uninstaller. In my case, aped was left behind even after I have removed LCC. I got rid of APE, and all panics have magically stopped.
     
  20. Digidesign macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for this thread. I have the VX mouse and my Mac Pro has been giving me kernel panics at random times, but it usually happens during a mouse movement. I've been trying to find a solution for a long time.

    I took the steps to uninstall the LCC app, which did NOT remove aped (application enhancer) from running at startup. I had to download the latest application enhancer app from unsanity and run the uninstall to remove it.

    So far so good - no more kernel panics.

    too bad logitech doesn't have better support for OSX other than their bloated and buggy LCC program.
     
  21. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, so is there any news on fixing the kernel panic issue?
    I have tested older versions (from 2.0 up to 2.1.4 LCC) and they all were buggy or they didn't recognize my VX Revolution on my Macbook (10.4.10). Right now I am using the newest steermouse version released yesterday (3.7) and this seems to be fixing the kernel panics. But I kind of would rather have a good workaround than spending more money (I mean the mouse was pretty expensive already-_-)

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    byakuya

    For anyone interested in a thorough review about the VX with some pictures---look down;-)
     
  22. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    I have a VX Revolution on my MacBook. The most recent LCC 2.2.2 resolved any issues I had and even added a few new things. If you don't have it, find the Logitech support site and download it. It's a worthy update.
     
  23. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the quick reply. Are you sure that the version 2.2.2 doesn't cause Kernel Panics? Because I do have 2 Macbooks and tried that version on both of them (1 was a clean install of OS X) and whenever I tried to put the MB to sleep and wake it up again it often just froze and Kernel Panicced.

    byakuya
     
  24. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Yep, Logitech is at fault here and they are totally denying the issue. If you call support they blame the OS or the hardware and refuse to believe its a wide spread problem. I have been told 4 times it was the first they had heard about it.

    After being run around in circles with them, I am in search of a new gaming mouse for my laptop ... and I refuse to purchase further Logitech gear.
     
  25. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    okay, so I played around with different mouse drivers available for the Mac. Steermouse, usb overdrive, LCC (Version 2.0 - 2.2.2) and I think I got the answer. The kernel panics also occured when I was using Steermouse (even though not that frequently like when using LCC 2.2.2) so I reinstalled the LCC 2.2.2 and tried to find out what caused the kernel panics. In my case the kernel panics only occured when I disconnected the receiver or when my MB went to sleep and I tried to wake it up. So I started waking up my MB using my keyboard and----no kernel panics anymore. The interesting thing is that right after waking up my MB from sleep the little notification window opens telling me my VX got disconnected only to pop up again a second later to tell me it was reconnected. So if anyone else has been experiencing random kernel panics this just might be the workaround. I'll post as soon as I get another one but up until now I haven't gotten another kernel panic since I started using my described method to wake up my MB.

    Hope this works for other VX owners as well.

    byakuya
     

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