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The mouse was working fine in X. Then press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get the text
console and do something there. When done, Ctrl+Alt+F7 gives me the X
root window back. But, in there, the mouse cursor doesn't respond to
the movement of the mouse anymore. It moves maybe one pixel length
at first after coming back from text console, but that's it. It sticks there
and absolutely no movement at all afterwards.
The keyboard is fine by the way.
No, gpm is not running.
I have never installed it myself.
"ps -aef | grep gpm" hits nothing.
It was worse before. The mouse didn't move at all right from the start.
Booting up, xdm comes up, the mouse cursor appears, right there
it didn't move. I could log in and had the full X window, but the mouse
didn't move in X neither. ;-<
Now, I recompiled the kernel for a totally different purpose
(to get smbfs compiled in). With this newly compiled kernel, somehow
(do you say automagically? I'm a newbie here, bare with me please)
the mouse started working. I was delighted, and disappointed when
I did the Ctrl-Alt-Fx thing and saw it stuck again.
Before and after this recompile, I didn't touch anything in XF86Config-4.
The kernel core is the same. I just added smbfs. It is 2.2.20 I believe.