l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2004 Jun 25 10:46

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Lazy Mouse
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Lazy Mouse

På torsdag, 24 juni 2004, skrev John Wojnaroski:
> Hi,
> Running Debian "woody" and Linux-2.4.18 on a P4 with X-11 and a PS2 mouse.
> whenever there is heavy disk activity like compiling the mouse tends to hang
> up and work intermittent until all disk activity ceases.
> Is it a driver problem, X-11 config issue, linux build issue, or some
> swap/buffer settings? It's like the mouse events are ignored or just queued
> until the disc accesses complete. Other than that the mouse works just fine
> in all the console and xterm windows and games.

Offhabd, it sounds as if DMA (direct memory access) is not happening, so
your kernel is instead using processor-intensive methods of interacting the
the hard drive.

What kind of drive do you have? It is IDE? In that case the output of
/proc/ide/hda/settings will be instructive. Replace "hda" in the filename
with the correct device name if your drive is not /dev/hda.

Henry House
Please don't sent me HTML mail! My mail system will reject it.
The unintelligible text that may follow is a digital signature.
See <http://hajhouse.org/pgp> to find out how to use it.
My OpenPGP key: <http://hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Sunset Systems
Who graciously hosts our website & mailing lists!