Bug 52118 - XWindows trouble with optical intellimouse
XWindows trouble with optical intellimouse
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-20 14:32 EDT by Karl schmidt
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-30 12:49:08 EDT
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Description Karl schmidt 2001-08-20 14:32:42 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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

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
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2001-08-24 09:45:01 EDT
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?
Comment 2 Karl schmidt 2001-08-24 11:40:12 EDT
This is with a M$ intelimouse optical - not an uncommon mouse
Comment 3 Karl schmidt 2001-08-24 16:51:28 EDT
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?)
Comment 4 Preston Brown 2001-08-28 16:35:30 EDT
This isn't a gpm issue then it is a optical intellimouse X issue.
Comment 5 Karl schmidt 2001-08-30 12:49:03 EDT
traced to hardware problem - M$ optical mice have poor cables strai relief. 
Known problem, but not published by M$ - please close bug report.


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