Sudden instability: can a faulty mouse cause this?
It all started last night while I was working with jpilot and my
computer just stalled while I was using the mouse.
I tried a normal shutdown by switching off the power and hoping that
the UPS software will force a shutdown after the configured 12
minutes. But that did not happen.
Since then I had to reset my computer about 6 times. Each time it
stalled while using the mouse though there were times when I used the
mouse without a problem.
It happened both in X and on a normal console using gpm.
I have a ps/2 mouse which I have used without problems for about a
year now. Can a hardware problem on the mouse or the ps/2 port cause
this? How can I determine the cause?
There were no error messages as far a I could see.
I have checked the cpu fan. It is still working.
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