Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52118
XWindows trouble with optical intellimouse
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:04 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)
Description of problem:
gpm is supposed to get shut down when X is run according to the docs I read
- this is not happening and causes various mouse problems
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run gnome or kde
2.run logenoug and the mouse clings to the upper right hand corner and
windows start to open
Actual Results: after running x long enough the mouse goes and clings to
the upper right hand corner - trying to move the mouse causes various
windows to open - must cnt-alt-bkspace to stop the problem.
Expected Results: mouse should stay working
I'm running a M$-intelemouse with the following /etc/sysconf/mouse:
FULLNAME="Microsoft IntelliMouse (PS/2)"
I've seen problems in both KDE and Gnome
we do not shut down GPM while X is running. You should not have problems with
with the vast majority of mice.
When you shut off gpm (i.e. /sbin/service gpm stop) before starting X, does
your problem actually go away?
This is with a M$ intelimouse optical - not an uncommon mouse
Just happend again now that GPM has been shut down. I'm thinking the common
thread may be using the shell - Konsole 1.01 in KDE 2.1.2
Perhaps it is dirtying up mouse inviornment some way - will stick with using
the gnome terminal 1.2.4 and see if it happens again. Thought I had it pegged -
this is an intermitent problem. I saw once thhat with X not running it was not
working on the plain console. Is there any other service I can try restarting
to clean up the mouse operation? (rather than rebooting?)
This isn't a gpm issue then it is a optical intellimouse X issue.
traced to hardware problem - M$ optical mice have poor cables strai relief.
Known problem, but not published by M$ - please close bug report.