[olug] Debian forgets my mouse
adam at doubleprime.net
Thu Jun 19 01:06:54 UTC 2008
A reboot isn't good enough, actually. Have you powered down the machine
since this started happening? If a ps/2 mouse gets messed up, it usually
doesn't start working again until a cold restart.
On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 5:42 PM, Mike Hostetler <hostetlerm at gmail.com>
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'll second JohnH's idea for a reboot - PS/2 hot-plugging is flaky and
> > prone
> > to hardware errors. :-(
> I didn't reboot, since that usually only works with Windows ;). But I
> tried it and, alas, that didn't work this time.
> > If you can't do that, or it doesn't work, what happens if you run "cat
> > /dev/psaux" and then move the mouse? When you do that as root you will
> > a lot of jibberish each time the mouse is moved.
> > If you don't get the output, then it could be the drive (or mouse or PS/2
> > port or...). Try running the same test command on the various
> > devices (mice, mouse0, mouse1,...) and see if any of those work.
> Nothing from cat /dev/psaux and cat /dev/input/mice.
> Any other ideas?
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