moused problem

Timothy Smith timothy at
Thu Feb 23 21:49:07 PST 2006

illoai at wrote:
> On 2/23/06, Timothy Smith <timothy at> wrote:
>> hi there when i disconnect my mouse from the ps2 port, when i go to
>> reconnect it i find my mouse has stopped working. when i restart moused
>> it works again, but i find that my scroll wheel no longer works in X.
>> any ideas how i can prevent this from happening all together?
> I do think that ps2 mouses aren't always hot-pluggable, but
> I'm uncertain.  xorg 6.9 and moused -z 4 don't seem to play
> nicely, I had to take the -z 4 flag out for scroll wheel to work
> again.
> I also discovered that some cheap KVMs (belkin omni cube) throw
> up a lot of random noise when you switch ports, and mouses
> can do odd and not fun things when you reconnect (up to and
> inclusing freezing X and panicking the system).
> If yours isn't related to that maybe it's just your momma
> board not likin' the hot swappin' and is tryin' to tell you to
> quit it.
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if i used a usb mouse would i see this problem, if this is the case?

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