Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82073
screen improperly blanks when using serial mouse in X
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
While using a serial mouse in X, the screen will eventually blank while the
mouse is in use. Using the nubule on the keyboard (AKA PS2 pointing device),
the screen comes back.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install a serial mouse
2.Add it as a core pointer-sending device
4.Work with the serial mouse only for a while and the screen goes blank
5.Move the pointer with the PS2 pointer and the screen comes back
Actual Results: Screen goes dark despite serial mouse usage
Expected Results: Shouldn't matter what pointer is used; core pointer events
should prevent screen blanking.
Relevant portions of XF86Config can be provided if you want it.
Left severity at Normal instead of Low although a simple workaround (move the
nubule-mouse) exists because it's annoying my wife, whom I'm trying to get to
switch to Linux! :)
Attach your complete config file and X server log file using the link
below. Be sure to set the mimetype to text/plain
Waiting to get access to my wife's computer so that I can snag the info. I
shoulda just left it in the bug report. :/
Will report back tonight with the info.
We still need those files to better look at this bug.
Created attachment 90436 [details]
The XF86Config file in question.
Created attachment 90437 [details]
Log file from the X server. Is huge (>3MB!) so is bzip2'ed.
Sorry for the high lag. Things have been hectic here.
Hope these help. I'll try to be more responsive if you need more info.
Please upgrade to Fedora Core 2 or later, and if this issue turns
out to still be reproduceable, please file a bug report in the
X.Org bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the
Once you've filed your bug report to X.Org, if you paste the new
bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes
that become available for consideration in future updates.