X pausing until mouse move (collecting commonalities)
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Wed Mar 26 12:33:36 PDT 2008
Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> I'm trying to get a list of commonalities to better focus my
> troubleshooting. So far, my two machines that are affected have the
> following in common:
> GNOME 2.22 (with hald)
> nVidia graphics card (though different drivers)
> PS/2 mouse
> dual core
> ULE scheduler
> My one machine that is not affected differs from this in that it has an
> Intel graphics card, USB mouse, and is not dual core (but HTT).
> It looks like Coleman has a PS/2 mouse as well. It's starting to look
> like the mouse technology might have something to do with this. Anyone
> seeing this problem with a USB mouse?
I was forced to switch to psm0 from sysmouse after updating ports on my home
workstation yesterday. I had previously updated them a week or two ago, I
don't recall the exact timeframe. Things had been working fine up until this
My system is 6.3-STABLE and has not been updated for a couple months.
FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE FreeBSD 6.3-STABLE #0: Sat Jan 26 09:05:28 EST 2008
Athlon XP 2400+
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (RV350)
xf86-video-ati-6.8.0_1 ("radeon") driver
PS/2 Mouse, Logitech Trackman Marble connected via Linksys 2-port KVM
psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: model IntelliMouse Explorer, device ID 4
System had KVM focus on reboot. I've had systems on other KVMs exhibit
similar weirdness when they were booted without being the active system on
the KVM, in this case it made no difference.
I'm also using HAL and DBUS. I was using polkitd, but it seems to have
disappeared since this update. I had to do pkgdb -F a couple times to
straighten out the dependencies. It previously had policykit-0.1.20060514_4,
now it has 0.7_3.
I do have some Gnome bits installed, but not the whole thing, mainly
libraries that get pulled in as dependencies.
I also noticed that some clicks register 2-3 times instead of once. If I
click on a titlebar, the window will collapse into a shade as if I double
clicked the titlebar only once. Clicking inside a terminal window produces
unpredictable selection results.
Changing to psm0 restored the previous working behavior and the system
seemed to load a lot faster and seems a lot more responsive. (That could
just be my perception, though, not an accurate measurement)
I suppose I could take the plunge and upgrade the system to 7.0 to see if
that makes any difference.
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