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Mon Dec 12 07:02:41 PST 2005
Anthony Agelastos <iqgrande at gmail.com> writes:
> Hello everyone,
> For an unknown reason, my mouse lately has been hanging. It has hung with
> X11 running and without X11 running. To fix it, I get to a prompt (usually
> via Ctrl+Alt+F1 as it tends to happen primarily when in X) and, as root, I
> % kill mousedPID
> % moused -p /dev/psm0
> % vidcontrol -m on
> and, if there is music playing, it slurs for several seconds when I
> initially move the mouse, and then it is back to working along with the
> mouse. If memory serves, this problem started occurring when I configured
> the mouse to use the scrollwheel. To do this, I followed the instructions
> per the FreeBSD FAQ.
> What the FAQ mentions is only related to X11. It has failed on me once when
> I booted up FBSD prior to any startx-type of command being run. I have been
> running the same version of 6.0-STABLE for over a month now and this problem
> has started noticeably occurring a couple of weeks ago. Does anyone have any
> ideas? Some additional pertinent information is below. Thank you to everyone
> who helps and has helped make FreeBSD a great community.
It sounds like it might be an interrupt issue.
Is the mouse sharing an interrupt with anything?
> > uname -a
> FreeBSD ast.home.iq 6.0-STABLE FreeBSD 6.0-STABLE #0: Sat Nov 5 21:29:34
> EST 2005 root at ast.home.iq:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/IQKERNEL i386
> > moused -p /dev/psm0 -i type
> > cat /etc/rc.conf | grep moused
> I wanted to mention here that when I change moused_type from auto to ps/2,
> it appears to behave more stable. However, in doing this, the scrollwheel
> ceases to work in X11. I wanted to also mention that I checked out the FAQ,
> Google, and the Handbook and came up empty with all of them .
I'm not surprised; I don't think I've heard of this behaviour before.
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