Re: Issues with updated Linux
How is your mouse configured? What type of mouse is it -- PS/2, serial,
USB? If it is USB, does unplugging it and plugging it back in help?
Does your touchpad continue to work even if your mouse doesn't?
If you could, show us the contents of your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
or /etc/X11/xorg.conf files. (You may have one or the other, or even
possibly both.) Also, the contents of your /etc/apt/sources (or which
versions of Debian you are tracking, if you know).
Do you know if gpm is installed? If it is, could you send us
your /etc/gpm.conf file?
I'm wondering if the Dec 20th update was the XF86 4 -> Xorg update. I
think that's about the right timeframe if you are tracking etch (aka
testing). If that's the case, it is entirely possible that something
got messed up in your configuration at that time.
Also, do you have suspend to disk or suspend to ram configured? If so,
does suspending and resuming cause your mouse to come back?
On Sun, 2006-01-22 at 20:55 -0800, Jen L wrote:
> I'm new to Linux (i.e., just this past October), and I'm having
> problems since I downloaded the updates that were released on December
> At seemingly random points in time, my mouse will stop working, and
> won't start working again until I log out or reboot. This problem is
> most likely to occur (but not necessarily) after I've done a file
> search or completed a download. It has also happed three times while
> merely surfing the internet. This problem does not happen when I boot
> into Windows.
> In conjuction with the mouse ceasing to work, sometimes other
> applications that I'm using will also lock up at the same time. But
> if I have the command line prompt also running I can usually use that
> (although this has also locked up a couple of times). Sometimes I can
> get as far as executing the reboot command, only to have it lock up as
> it is trying to reboot.
> I'm unsure what kind of information I would need to give to get the
> information I need, and I'm unsure if this is a bug or a user error --
> but any help would be good at all. I generally have to reboot about
> 4-5 times in a day if I'm working on the computer all day.
> Here's my laptop and processor:
> Toshiba Satellite M45 PSM43U-01700P
> 1.6 Gz Intel Celeron processor
> The mouse is a generic Microsoft **sigh** mouse, which I didn't have
> any trouble using prior to the upgrade.
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