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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,
Xorg.*.log etc.

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 


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