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Re: [vox-tech] Incredible Disappearing Mouse
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Re: [vox-tech] Incredible Disappearing Mouse



On Tue 23 May 06,  9:38 PM, Marc Elliot Hall <marc@hallmarc.net> said:
> I'm using Debian Etch/Testing with a stock 2.6.15-1-686 kernel, Xorg, KDE/KDM. 
> 
> Has anyone else experienced spontaneous disappearing mouse pointers with
> a similar configuration? Periodically, the mouse pointer disappears and
> no amount of mouse jiggling will make it come back. 
> 
> It's a bog-standard Microsoft PS/2 wheel mouse.
> 
> A look at dmesg shows:
> 
> psmouse.c: Wheel Mouse at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization,
> throwing 2 bytes away.
> 
> The command:
> 
> $ sudo modprobe psmouse
> 
> restores the pointer; then another look at dmesg shows:
> 
> input: ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse as /class/input/input3
> 
> The only explanation I can think of is that my four-port KVM switch is
> interfering. Except this pointer problem happens even if when I haven't
> switched away from my main box for a while. 
> 
> Any ideas?
 
Marc, take a look at this:

http://kerneltrap.org/node/2199

Looks like some other people had the same problem, like this person:

http://linux.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/Kernel/2004-02/5652.html

May want to do a Google search and ask the people if they fixed their
problem.

Pete
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