PS/2 mouse disappearing with gcc-4.2 built kernel

Cy Schubert Cy.Schubert at
Fri Nov 16 10:46:42 PST 2007

In message <20070525183806.GA45369 at>, Steve 
Kargl w
> There seems to be a small problem with the psm0 device.
> In particular, my Inspiron 4150 laptop has a touchpad,
> and I plug a PS/2 mouse into the PS/2 port on the back.
> At some point, the console shows 
> May 25 11:31:44 mobile kernel: psm0: failed to reset the aux device.
> May 25 11:31:44 mobile kernel: psm0: the aux device has gone! (reinitialize).
> and the mouse is gone.  Of course, a disappearing mouse while in 
> X is somewhat inconvenient.

I've noticed this too. Mine is an ACER 3623NWXMi. The problem usually occurs when using the Citrix ICA client to connect to a Windows 2003 server.

Cy Schubert <Cy.Schubert at>
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