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Re: erratic ps/2 mouse behavior

On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 10:14:22PM -0700, Nicole Zimmerman wrote:
> Sounds like a gpm problem. If you're using XFree4, kill gpm and it should
> work ok (Xfree4 does things a bit differently and does not have support
> for gpm). If you're not using Xfree4, check your gpm config or try going
> around gpm to see if your mouse works without it just fine.
> I had this problem and do every time gpm is started while using xfree4. I
> have had it in xfree3 in the past, usually after switching mice.

as i mentioned this problem occurs even when gpm is NOT running, it
even occurs in gpm itself (without X) 

in reply to a previous post i tried using MouseManPlusPS/2 which only
altered the behavior, now instead of the pointer ending up in the
upper right corner it ends up in the lower left corner.

i have checked for irq conflicts and do not see anything (though the
BIOS is not terribly helpful in looking for such things since it seems
to do everything automatically)

i am not using Xfree4, i am using the debian Xfree 3.3.6 packages


> -nicole
> At 00:02 on Jul 25, Brad combined all the right letters to say:
> > On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 06:06:51PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > > 
> > > when i move the mouse it will at times go out of control, the pointer
> > > starts jumping around the screen extremely fast with the buttons going
> > > off randomly (i am not clicking the mouse buttons, but the windowmaker
> > > menu, and window menus appear and my workspaces are switched around
> > > when the mouse `clicks' my windowmaker clip several times, it has even
> > > dragged icons off the dock and thrown them away) 
> > > 
> > > the pointer usually ends up in the upper right corner of the screen
> > > but it jumps around so fast i can only see where it has been by where
> > > menus pop up and windows get closed etc.  it is exceedingly annoying.

Ethan Benson

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