Bug 426825 - Mouse pointer running wild
Mouse pointer running wild
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-12-26 19:18 EST by Ola Thoresen
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:40 EDT (History)
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Description Ola Thoresen 2007-12-26 19:18:53 EST
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:

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a recent kernel
2. Move the mouse
Actual results:
The mouse pointer does not move where it should.

Expected results:
The mouse pointer should move where I want it to.

Additional info:
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
bytes away.
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.
Comment 1 oscar andré 2008-04-23 11:00:20 EDT
I have same problem on Fedora 8 Using both USB mouse or touchpad.
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2008-04-24 23:39:52 EDT
(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
> away.

Can you post the contents of /var/log/dmesg after boot? That will tell what is
connected to serio4.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 00:15:17 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 4 Brennan Ashton 2008-06-07 22:46:21 EDT
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.
Comment 5 Ola Thoresen 2008-08-12 16:31:37 EDT
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?
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 19:19:14 EDT
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 11:40:51 EDT
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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