06-02-2009 10:35 PM
I have used my MX Revolution Mouse for several years on my Mac G5/Dual2.5 under Mac OS-X 10.3 forward. It has always worked well, although the SteerMouse drivers worked better than the Logitech drivers. When I used target mode to transfer my user account and data from the G5 to my brand new Nehalem Mac Pro/2.26/32g RAM, OS 10.5.7, I got a few screen freezes in the first 4 hours. Neither the standard Apple Keyboard nor the mouse would function at all. After the first freeze, not being able to force-quit, I did a hard shutdown. I removed the SteerMouse application and all attendant files, and removed the mouse and the USB recceiver from the system. I downloaded the current LCC application from this site, and installed it. I shut down the Mac, and rebootes with the MX Revolution receiver and mouse reinstalled.
The system booted up, but the minute I touched the mouse, the hard freeze happened again. This time, it took 2 external firewire drives with it. Data Rescue saved the data, but it took 6 hours to retrieve the data. I had to completely reformat both drives.
IMHO the MX Revolution is not safe to use with the Nehalem Mac Pro, unless someone can provide an explanation that would satisfy me that somehow this is my fault. I've been a Mac user in a pro environment for 22 years. This is just a heads up. I have had excellent use out of this mouse in my music studio previous to this disaster.
07-14-2009 09:40 AM
I've been using my MX Revolution with an early 2008 8 core MacPro for close to a year and had no problems until recently. Suddenly the box starting freezing and experiencing kernel panics. After way too many hard shutdowns, safe mode boots and SMU resets I reinstalled OS X 10.5.1 and applied the patches to bring it up to 10.5.7. The minute that I reinstalled LCC 2.7.0 the freezes and kernel panics (including kernel panics on boot) returned. Since removing all vestiges of Logitech software a few days ago I've had no problems at all. Unfortunately, the functionality of my fancy 7 button 2 wheel mouse has been reduced to that of a standard 2 button 1 wheel mouse and I need to stop trying to use all of the gestures that have become habitual.
The symptoms that I've experienced and the problem resolution tend to indicate that this is more likely a software than a hardware problem. Having said that, it could be tied to parts of the software that are unique to specific hardware configurations. Regardless, I'm unlikely to purchase another Logitech product as the result of this experience.
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 10 GB
Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05
SMC Version (system): 1.25f4
System Software Overview:
System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.7 (9J61)
Kernel Version: Darwin 9.7.0
07-14-2009 11:55 AM
I had a lot of problems on my iMac with LCC 2.7.0.
Reverting to version 2.6 resolved them.
Happened with both OSX 10.5.7 and with the earlier version.