X pausing until mouse move (collecting commonalities)
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Thu Mar 27 12:09:06 PDT 2008
> 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've seen this on a Dell D800 laptop --
FreeBSD 7.0-STABLE with ULE scheduler
I'm running xdm and windowmaker -- ports all up to date as of this morning.
I have managed to get the effect to disappear by the following sequence
* Apply the patch to sysutils/hal you Joe Marcus Clarke posted
else-thread. This had no discernable effect.
* Disable hald in /etc/rc.conf and turn it off. Again, no obvious
* Recompile x11-servers/xorg-server and toggle off the HAL support
Bingo. Everything is nice and fast again and I don't have to wiggle the
mouse to enter text. Unfortunately Thunderbird seems to have lost contact
with Enigmail[*] as a result of these changes and I'm sure there are a few other
things that aren't working quite right (but then I'm the old-school type
that regards a mouse as a tool used to select which xterm gets the keyboard
[*] This is posted from my home machine so it has been signed.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate
Kent, CT11 9PW
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