Re: mouse & keyboard probs under X [WAS: usb mouse problems: etch/gnome/metacity]
On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 21:36 -0600, Adam Porter wrote:
> cs wrote:
> > actually after using KDE for an hour today, the keyboard froze too...
> > playing with the control centre somehow reset it such that keyboard
> > started accepting USB input again
> > it seems (under Gnome) openning many more application windows (that have
> > not been previously openned?) somehow resets it so keyboard started
> > accepting input again
> > any ideas??! or ways to narrow this down?
> grep through your /var/logs for USB-related messages. Maybe something is
> going on. I have a PS/2 keyboard but my USB mouse is fine. Once in a
> while my USB hard disk will bork itself and, because of LVM, I'll have to
> reboot to fix it. Sometimes my SanDisk USB memory card reader will mess up
> too. I often wonder if it's something to do with the USB controllers on my
> motherboard (which is pretty old).
I'd already checked and there was nothing USB related in syslog,
However, commenting out this line in xorg.conf:
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
seems to have helped (so far!)
> If that doesn't turn anything up, I'd suggest trying a different USB
> keyboard, and a PS/2 one if possible.
> If that doesn't help, I'd suggest seeing a psychiatrist; perhaps your
> original theory of your slowly going mad is correct. ;)
I'll post an update to the list once I'm sure the above line makes a
diff or not