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Old 12-20-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Mouse Keeps Freezing up Machine


My mouse keeps freezing up my CentOS 5 machine. The mouse works
fine for bit and then all of a sudden when I am moving it around
it freezes the machine completely and my only way out of it is to
re-boot. Anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-20-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hi,

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My mouse keeps freezing up my CentOS 5 machine. The mouse works
fine for bit and then all of a sudden when I am moving it around
it freezes the machine completely and my only way out of it is to
re-boot. Anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks!
A little more information would help! Can you switch to another terminal? If using 'X' can use back out with ctrl-backspace?

If 'X' then what desktop environment or manager?
 
Old 12-20-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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Hi, I am running Gnome.

So ctrl-backspace stops the x server?

What do you mean by "switch to another terminal"?
 
Old 12-20-2007, 09:43 AM   #4
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I figure it must be some kind of laptop!I have a R31 Thinkpad with 1013 c3 and just 256MB's of ram. I have a problem with the battery monitor and my cursor going rampant where ever it wishes. what he means by terminal is I think to open whole new desktop,like you already got but with nothing going on it so far,you do not usually get a gui to help get signed in but some you do.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #5
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Hi,

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Hi, I am running Gnome.

So ctrl-backspace stops the x server?
Yes!

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What do you mean by "switch to another terminal"?
Now that I know you are using 'X' with Gnome then you can switch to a VT with ctrl-alt-F6. Once you are there you can see if the mouse is still functional. Do you have the 'gpm' loaded?

What mouse are you using? Did you look at the X error logs?

When you are working from the cli, you can always switch between vt (virtual terminals).
 
Old 12-23-2007, 07:52 AM   #6
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The xorg.log file shows no errors what so ever. The mouse is loaded just fine.

This is driving me nuts cause the only way out of it si to re-boot.

The ctrl-backspace, or any combination does nothing to get me the mouse moving again.
 
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Hi,

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The xorg.log file shows no errors what so ever. The mouse is loaded just fine.

This is driving me nuts cause the only way out of it si to re-boot.

The ctrl-backspace, or any combination does nothing to get me the mouse moving again.
WHAT mouse are you using? I asked before and still you don't provide the information. We need to know!
 
Old 12-23-2007, 10:02 AM   #8
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Sorry... it's a wired optical Logitech with the scroll wheel.
Nothing fancy.

I should mention that I have 4 monitors going with this system
if that makes any difference? And xorg.log reports no errors?

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