Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426825
Mouse pointer running wild
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:40:51 EDT
Description of problem:
With the latest rawhide kernels the mouse pointer will behave erratically. It
moves fine for 10-20 seconds, then starts moving everywhere on the screen,
clicking anything on its way. After a few seconds, it is back to normal again
(for another 10-20 seconds).
The problem is present all the way from the graphical boot, to gdm, to both
gnome and kde - and when enabling gpm as well.
This is on a laptop with a touchpad, no external mouse attached.
If you need any more hardware-info, please let me know what you want.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
These are the latest kernels with this problem, but it's been so for a few weeks
(so it is a bit older).
The latest f8-kernel does NOT have this issue:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a recent kernel
2. Move the mouse
The mouse pointer does not move where it should.
The mouse pointer should move where I want it to.
I see these messages in my logs. Not sure how related they are, as I also see
them with the f8-kernel:
psmouse.c: Wheel Mouse at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 3
psmouse.c: Mouse at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes
psmouse.c: failed to re-enable mouse on isa0060/serio1
psmouse.c: resync failed, issuing reconnect request
To me it seems a bit strange that it reports errors from both serio1 and serio4,
but it might not be related at all.
I have same problem on Fedora 8 Using both USB mouse or touchpad.
(In reply to comment #0)
> psmouse.c: Wheel Mouse at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 3
> bytes away.
> psmouse.c: Mouse at isa0060/serio1/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 2 bytes
Can you post the contents of /var/log/dmesg after boot? That will tell what is
connected to serio4.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Currently I have only Ubuntu (yes I'm ashamed - I will install Rawhide again "one of these days" on this laptop).
Maybe Oscar still has the problem and can help?
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