At random times, but generally when while I'm moving the
mouse cursor around a lot and generally while a have
terminal windows open (but neither case applies always), I
will lose the ability to give X any further input via the
mouse. The mouse cursor still moves about on the screen,
but fails to have any effect on any windows, window
manager... etc... it doesn't even change mouse icons as it
should over various regions. When this happens, keyboard
input gets suspended as well....
Crtl-Alt-F1 still works to bring me back to text mode, and
Alt-F7 still brings me back into X, but my input will still
not be working in X (works fine in text mode though).
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace also still works, and after the server
restarts the problem is gone.
I'm not running gpm at all in text mode, I don't use the
mouse in the text consoles.
I'm running Gnome and E! under X, with fairly not-too-fancy
settings, and cpu load was never high at the time of the
input hang (my cpu load is almost never high).
The machine is an IBM Thinkpad 770Z (Celeron 366, 256MB Ram,
etc....). The mouse is the internal "eraser-button" mouse
on all Thinkpads, and it acts as a PS/2.
No similar loss of mouse or keyboard input occurs when
booted to Win98.
Please let me know if you ned more any other info, or come
up with some debugging instructions that might help out...
If you can verify that this problem occurs with other window managers,
such as KDE or WindowMaker? That would help eliminate E as the source
of the problem, which is what I expect might be the problem.
I too am seeing this same problem. I have seen the problem under
multiple window managers. Most recently under the AfterStep. I am
using the I128 accelarated server. At first I thought it was a 24-bit
problem, but it happened again in 8-bit mode. I thought I had
upgraded to 126.96.36.199 but xdpyinfo reports 3330. rpm -q -a | grep X
reports 188.8.131.52-52. CPU is a 200 MHz P-pro w/ 64 MB and Imagin 128 -
XFree86 3.3.5 (a forthcoming errata release) has several PS/2 mouse
fixes. If your problems fail to disappear after you have upgraded to
that errata release, please re-open the bug.