Re: Horrible mouse problems under Sid with 2.6.17, latest xorg
(Sorry for the duplicate, Ken. I'm using Yahoo! Mail while my primary system
is down. I didn't mean to send a copy directly to you.)
--- Kenward Vaughan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 03:31:18PM -0400, David Bruce wrote:
> > For some time I have had problems with the mouse becoming erratic
> > (losing synch?) and generating a flurry of click events, generally
> > opening a bunch of Konq windows and inserting random cuts/pastes and
> > other click events into whatever I happen to be working on (most
> > commonly coding with KDevelop). I cannot reliably reproduce the
> > behavior - usually starts a few minutes into session and seems to
> > perhaps occur mainly when I have the mouse over the bottom of the
> > screen at the Kicker bar. Usually, but not always, the mouse becomes
> > unresponsive after the unwanted activity subsides. Restarting X with
> > Ctrl-Alt-Backspc does not restore normal mouse behavior.
> > My system - home built Athlon 2400 PC, Mitsumi scroll mouse.
> > - Linux 2.6.17 source from debian, built by me with make-kpkg
> > - no power management enabled in kernel config.
> > - kernel config mouse support for PS/2
> > - ImPS/2 selected in xorg.conf; scroll enabled
> > My wife is begging me to "get rid of that @#$% Debian thing" and go
> > back to Windows.
> > Any ideas?
> I've had the same on and off, similar system, USB mouse. My xorg.conf
> file has this:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "CorePointer"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> # Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> I changed xorg's idea of a mouse to the ImPS/2 protocol and double
> checked gpm, which for me runs with
> /usr/sbin/gpm -m /dev/input/mice -t autops2 -r 40
> Don't know if this will help you or not...
> Did you check for bug reports?
I'm running Sarge, but the last time I had the exact same problem, replacing
my mouse with a new $5 optical mouse solved the problem for me (if config
changes dont work, of course).