More info--- Mouse on vacation?

Bob Perry rperry4 at
Wed May 28 20:54:49 PDT 2003

The extended message found at the command line mentioned below was:
    psmintr: delay too long; resetting byte count
    psmintr: out of sync (00c0 !=0000).
    discard a byte (1).
    psmintr: delay too long; resetting byte count

BTW, I am running FreeBSD 4.7-RELEASE.
Any advice here is appreciated.  Thanks.

Bob Perry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Perry" <rperry4 at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 9:22 PM
Subject: Mouse on vacation?

> I was just on the web and my cursor disappeared.  It eventually came back
> but was motionless.  I navigated out of X-Window and found an error
> repeated numerous times on the command line:
>      5/27/  20:23:29 "machine name"/kernel: psmintr: delay too long:
> resetting byte count
> There was also an "out of sync" message which I failed to record.  I
> rebooted twice and received similar messages.  On my last boot, the
> ceased and the cursor sits motionless at the center of my X-Window screen.
> All of my ported packages are current except bash and lcms.  Another
> I assume the mouse has left the house but wanted to touch base with the
> mailing list to see if anyone recognized this message as an indication of
> something other than a mouse problem.
> The mouse is not old but was a bottom-of-the-line two-button Basic Mouse
> Serial and PS/2 Compatible Microsoft brand.  Replacement recommendations
> also appreciated.
> Thank you.
> Bob Perry

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