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Saitek X52 and mouse cursor problem

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A few weeks ago I suddenly started seeing my mouse cursor moving steadily from the left to right side of my monitors all by itself (a brand new 'amusement' provided for me by my PC; I never know what it's going to conjure up next!). It was still usable but went back to its trek across the screen when I left the mouse alone. Took a while to discover that it was caused by the X52 - if I unplug it and then back in again the cursor stops its movement. (I am talking about my main mouse here, not the cursor on the X52 itself).

 

I thought I'd solved it - it seemed to happen mostly if I woke the PC up from standby mode. But now it happens on and off (not all the time, thank god) for apparently no reason at all. I simply have to unplug the X52 and then plug it back in again.

 

I love the hardware but I am really fed up with Saitek's software! I can't use USB3.0 on this PC as the Saitek software kept causing BSODs with the Intel USB controllers (a known issue apparently), there always seems to be something! If I had $1 for every time I've had to reinstall the Saitek drivers... !

 

Anyone else had this cursed cursor issue and been able to find a permanent fix (other than ditching the X52!).

 

Martin

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Yes, I had that problem as well!

For me, it had been related to Saitek's programming software. I uninstalled it completely, and just used the latest Saitek drivers and FSUIPC for axis assignments and calibration and never had that problem again ever since.

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I have never attempted to have FSUIPC (registered version) take over all my keyboard shortcuts and joystick controls. I have no idea how.. I'll have to look at the documentation but I recall that it is complicated??

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I am still getting this behaviour. The folks at MadCatz have been quite good and are investigating - they have offered to replace the X52 for a new one, but I doubt that the hardware is the problem. (I can fortunately test this as I have two X52s and am going to swap them over today to see if the wandering cursor still occurs - little doubt that it will.

 

The problem with using FSUIPC is that some a/c don't like it. PMDG support have told me not to use FSUIPC to programme their MD-11 for instance, as it causes issues. I don't know if you'll come back to this thread Michael, but just to confirm, you uninstalled all the Saitek software and then only installed the drivers? I have a full setup of commands via the programming software and I envisage, if if it works with my PMDG etc. third party aircraft, it will be a nightmare to get everything working as it does with the Saitek software!

 

Anyone else have this? A little video here, though I am sure it's hardly needed:

 

http://mega.nz/#!T4JCSLpb!qN0xVwYqh7hBy5F12qGX98NWCOBaDvXsfH7wwAeJ46g

 

(At 6", I pulled the X52 USB plug out)

 

M.

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I am still getting this behaviour. The folks at MadCatz have been quite good and are investigating - they have offered to replace the X52 for a new one, but I doubt that the hardware is the problem. (I can fortunately test this as I have two X52s and am going to swap them over today to see if the wandering cursor still occurs - little doubt that it will.

 

The problem with using FSUIPC is that some a/c don't like it. PMDG support have told me not to use FSUIPC to programme their MD-11 for instance, as it causes issues. I don't know if you'll come back to this thread Michael, but just to confirm, you uninstalled all the Saitek software and then only installed the drivers? I have a full setup of commands via the programming software and I envisage, if if it works with my PMDG etc. third party aircraft, it will be a nightmare to get everything working as it does with the Saitek software!

 

Anyone else have this? A little video here, though I am sure it's hardly needed:

 

http://mega.nz/#!T4JCSLpb!qN0xVwYqh7hBy5F12qGX98NWCOBaDvXsfH7wwAeJ46g

 

(At 6", I pulled the X52 USB plug out)

 

M.

I had that too, it's been caused by their software on my machine. I could unplug the stick too, but the courser kept on running to the left. Only a system reboot would solve the issue.

Get rid of the software and use FSUIPC, it's not too hard to learn, and you can even program profiles for different planes.

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Have you tried to disable the Saitek mouse entry in the device manager? It appears as HID mouse there. Everything was fine here after I did that. I use no Saitek software but also no mappings from FSUIPC. 

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I have had an X52 for so long that if the button/key presses were any different from what they are now, I'd never get it right - it's instinctive. How do you 'programme;' the X52 to respond to chosen key presses with no programming software and no FSUIPC?

 

I use the stick mouse on the X52, but could do without it if necessary. Next time the problem happens I'll try some of the 'solutions' I just found here

 

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=38498

 

and elsewhere, and try setting the X52 mouse with a large deadzone. If all this fails, I'll disable the X52 mouse I guess..

 

Thanks.

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I have had an X52 for so long that if the button/key presses were any different from what they are now, I'd never get it right - it's instinctive. How do you 'programme;' the X52 to respond to chosen key presses with no programming software and no FSUIPC?

 

I use the stick mouse on the X52, but could do without it if necessary. Next time the problem happens I'll try some of the 'solutions' I just found here

 

http://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=38498

 

and elsewhere, and try setting the X52 mouse with a large deadzone. If all this fails, I'll disable the X52 mouse I guess..

 

Thanks.

For my purposes I get along fine with the assignments of the keys through the sim itself. I understand that profiles and more sophisticated button programming requires either the Saitek software or FSUIPC. I tried FSUIPC and it works fine, I just didn't want to program all keys through it, being too lazy. A mix between in-sim and FSUIPC programming proved to be a bad idea.

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Saitek think the hardware is to blame (and I do keep getting problems with axes going way off centre), so they have offered to replace it for a new one...

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