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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers System
After installing new Logitech drivers for my MX-1000 mouse, all is fine until I have rebooted few times. After that, I always have driver loading errors after login. So there is a simple solution. It seems that the Logitech installer uses a wrong group name (admin instead of wheel).

To fix it, type this in the Terminal:
sudo chown root:wheel -R /System/Library/Extensions/LogitechUSBHIDevices.kext
Reboot, and all should be fine.

[robg adds: I can't verify this one way or the other; if someone could, please post a comment, and I'll adjust the hint as necessary.]
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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: 3mors on Jun 30, '05 11:12:16AM

my driver works fine without any modification

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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: superwick on Jun 30, '05 11:22:57AM
...as does mine...
drwxr-xr-x     3 root  wheel   102 Jun 6 22:32 LogitechUSBHIDevices.kext


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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: Darklon on Jul 01, '05 03:26:01AM

Ditto with mine. I wonder if he's been remembering to repair his permissions after installing new software? :-)



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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: kirkmc on Jul 01, '05 04:37:14AM

Repairing permissions only affects system items and Apple software.

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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: cybergoober on Jul 01, '05 08:06:24AM
"Repairing permissions only affects system items and Apple software."

That's not completely true. Actually, if I'm not mistaken, Repair Permissions affects anything installed by a .pkg using Apple's Installer.app . These installers leave smaller .pkg files in /Library/Receipts which contain Archive.bom files. The .bom files contain a list of all the files installed by the .pkg, their locations and the proper permissions. Just FYI

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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: fisheye on Jul 01, '05 01:07:21PM

Mine is a MX 510 mouse and I have the problem of losing the mouse tracking every time I reboot. Unfortunately, this hint isn't helpful to me because the driver is already set to wheel. Logitech support admitted to me that it was their driver's fault and I should wait for the next version (which hasn't been forthcoming). Any help for this?

Also - I'm not a unix expert, but I think you had the -R in the wrong place. I think it should have been:
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/LogitechUSBHIDevices.kext



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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: Phyzzbin on Jul 02, '05 04:43:30AM

I also had the tracking issue with my MouseMan Cordless Optical. Logitech's support said something was corrupting the driver. I thought it was my Wacom tablet's driver. Whenever I ran PreferentialTreatment it said the Logitech's preferences were corrupt so I'd trash them, reboot and reset the tracking speed - what a pain. The only fix that's worked for me is I downloaded USB Overdrive. Absolutely no issues afterward. Highly recommended.



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Fix a group issue with Logitech's 1.5 drivers
Authored by: Phyzzbin on Jul 06, '05 05:35:27AM

Of course you can also uninstall the driver and use Expose and Keyboard & Mouse Preferences to control the mouse - which is somewhat limiting, but it works.



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of course it should be sudo chown -R....
Authored by: Shapa on Jul 05, '05 05:05:58AM

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/LogitechUSBHIDevices.kext



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