Bug 81540 - erratic mouse behavior
erratic mouse behavior
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 80309
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-01-09 23:57 EST by Pam Huntley
Modified: 2008-01-17 12:49 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:51:04 EST
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lspci on the ThinkPad (1.17 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-09 23:58 EST, Pam Huntley
no flags Details
XF86Config (3.22 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-09 23:59 EST, Pam Huntley
no flags Details
XFree86.log (30.79 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-10 00:00 EST, Pam Huntley
no flags Details
/etc/sysconfig/mouse (after disabling gpm) (156 bytes, text/plain)
2003-01-10 19:36 EST, Pam Huntley
no flags Details

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Description Pam Huntley 2003-01-09 23:57:06 EST
Description of problem:
I'm seeing very erratic mouse behavior.  It appears to work okay if I am just
moving the mouse around and clicking buttons, but if I go to drag a window
around, the mouse jumps around and starts bringing up the background menus and
resizing random windows that I wasn't even clicking on.  As some point I
couldn't even do anything but move the mouse around, it appeared that nothing
was responding but scrolling in mozilla (with the page up/page down button)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
mouse is erratic 80% of the time, especially when dragging the mouse around, but
not always just then.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  install
2.  mouse acts weird.
3.
    
Actual results:
erratic mouse behavior

Expected results:
normal mouse behavior

Additional info:
the mouse is the IBM ThinkPad trackpoint/touchpad combo.
I'll attach the output of lspci, and XF86Config.
Comment 1 Pam Huntley 2003-01-09 23:58:02 EST
Created attachment 89279 [details]
lspci on the ThinkPad
Comment 2 Pam Huntley 2003-01-09 23:59:31 EST
Created attachment 89280 [details]
XF86Config

Description of problem:
I'm seeing very erratic mouse behavior.  It appears to work okay if I am just
moving the mouse around and clicking buttons, but if I go to drag a window
around, the mouse jumps around and starts bringing up the background menus and
resizing random windows that I wasn't even clicking on.  As some point I
couldn't even do anything but move the mouse around, it appeared that nothing
was responding but scrolling in mozilla (with the page up/page down button)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:
mouse is erratic 80% of the time, especiall
Comment 3 Pam Huntley 2003-01-10 00:00:01 EST
Created attachment 89281 [details]
XFree86.log
Comment 4 Pam Huntley 2003-01-10 00:01:04 EST
changed component to XFree86 - I think the erratic mouse behavior must have
changed it!
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-10 00:47:50 EST
Please post your /etc/sysconfig/mouse.

The workaround for the moment is almost certainly to disable gpm.
Comment 6 Pam Huntley 2003-01-10 19:34:05 EST
disabling gpm does in fact make the problem go away.
Comment 7 Pam Huntley 2003-01-10 19:36:35 EST
Created attachment 89294 [details]
/etc/sysconfig/mouse  (after disabling gpm)

please let me know if you want me re-enable gpm, then give you my mouse config
file again.

this is on a ThinkPad with the TouchPad/TrackPoint combo mouse.
Comment 8 Warren Togami 2003-01-12 05:31:21 EST
This sounds to be an exact duplicate of Bug 80309.  Please close this bug if you
agree.
Comment 9 Pam Huntley 2003-01-13 13:29:35 EST
Yeah, looks like the same bug.  I was afraid it might be something hardware
related, but I guess not!  Thanks.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80309 ***
Comment 10 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:51:04 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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