Re: Issues with updated Linux
On January 22, 2006 21:55, 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 20.
> 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.
The fact that the mouse keeps failing when I/O is happening might be
indicative of a kernel issue. Do you remember whether your kernel was also
updated on Dec. 20th? Or are you using a custom kernel? When you say "other
applications that I'm using will also lock up at the same time, " do you mean
that the whole computer locks up or just some of the apps?
> 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.
Something else to look at is the mouse protocol that X is using. Try to let X
autodetect what it should be with
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Alternatively, see how "ImPS/2" and "ExplorerPS/2" work for you,
I noticed elsewhere in this thread you mentioned you're using Xfree 3.1
stable. Upgrade! In fact, since you're running on a laptop I would
recommend running testing instead of stable. Some might argue against that,
but laptops often include little bits of recent hardware that are only
supported by the more recent software