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Old 01-15-2006, 01:38 AM   #1
x94qvi
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mouse freezing in KDE 3.5, keyboard still works


Hi there,

Occasionally while using KDE 3.5, the mouse freezes - this has happened at least a dozen times in the last month. I'm not sure why it does (doesn't appear to be for any particular reason, from what I can tell). However, when this happens, I can still use the keyboard.

My questions are:

1) does anyone know a command (or commands) that I can run from the "Run Command" prompt, or from Konsole that will allow me to 'restart' the mouse process in order to unfreeze it?

2) An even better question would be how to solve this problem at the source. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this so it doesn't freeze? Here's the contents of my //etc/X11/xorg.conf file that pertains to my mouse:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Mouse1"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
   Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
   Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
(the mouse is a "Trekker", wheel-mouse, PS/2 compatable, MS product)

Oh yeah: I'm running Slackware 10.2.

Any help is sincerely appreciated!
 
Old 01-15-2006, 03:56 AM   #2
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Does your mouse freeze on other WM/DEs?
 
Old 01-15-2006, 03:43 PM   #3
x94qvi
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Yup, it does the same thing in XFCE 4.2.2... I just tried it out for the first time today, and sure enough, after a few hours, it froze.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 09:06 PM   #4
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OK, that narrows it down to either X, the kernel, or your hw itself.
Now, try testing it in console (gpm). If it still fails, the problem is with the kernel or hw). Check your dmesg for any i/o errors.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 09:23 AM   #5
x94qvi
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Hey there,

Sorry for the delay in response - was away from the computer for a while...

The mouse problems seem to be getting worse, as of this morning. Now when I start up KDE, the mouse usually hangs within 2 minutes of any activity. Tried rebooting a few times, still the same...

Earlier, I was able to get the mouse working in the console via GPM, without any problems (as far as I could tell). However, there's not much computer-related-stuff I do from the console (I still like using the GUI, unless I'm installing new software). So I wasn't able to test extensively or anything, but I did get it working and it seemed to be fine to me.

When the mouse-freeze in KDE happened this morning, I opened up Konsole and had dmesg write to a log file ("dmesg > xxxxxx.txt"). This is the contents of that file:

Linux version 2.4.31 (root@tree) (gcc version 3.3.5) #6 Sun Jun 5 19:04:47 PDT 2005
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000001fffc000 (usable)
BIOS-e820: 000000001fffc000 - 000000001ffff000 (ACPI data)
BIOS-e820: 000000001ffff000 - 0000000020000000 (ACPI NVS)
BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
511MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 131068
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 126972 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=301
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 467.736 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 933.88 BogoMIPS
Memory: 515384k/524272k available (1832k kernel code, 8500k reserved, 607k data, 120k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 131072 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 128K
CPU: After generic, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Common caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Celeron (Mendocino) stepping 05
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf08b0, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX/ICH [8086/7110] at 00:04.0
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe3000000, mapped to 0xe080d000, size 3072k
vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=4
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:47bb
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:5:5, shift=0:10:5:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 512 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 7777K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:04.1
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xb800-0xb807, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbio
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xb808-0xb80f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: QUANTUM FIREBALLP AS30.0, ATA DISK drive
blk: queue c03af460, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdc: SONY CD-ROM CDU4821, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: attached ide-disk driver.
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 58633344 sectors (30020 MB) w/1902KiB Cache, CHS=3649/255/63, UDMA(33)
hdc: attached ide-cdrom driver.
hdc: ATAPI 48X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno = 2
md: linear personality registered as nr 1
md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
md: raid1 personality registered as nr 3
md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
8regs : 774.000 MB/sec
32regs : 445.600 MB/sec
pII_mmx : 1059.600 MB/sec
p5_mmx : 1103.200 MB/sec
raid5: using function: p5_mmx (1103.200 MB/sec)
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
LVM version 1.0.8(17/11/2003)
Initializing Cryptographic API
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 24581
UMSDOS: msdos_read_super failed, mount aborted.
FAT: bogus logical sector size 24581
FAT: bogus logical sector size 24581
reiserfs: found format "3.6" with standard journal
reiserfs: checking transaction log (device ide0(3,1)) ...
for (ide0(3,1))
ide0(3,1):Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 120k freed
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 439M
agpgart: Detected Intel 440BX chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe4000000
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:0d.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:04.2
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 00:0b.0
3c59x: Donald Becker and others. www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html
00:0b.0: 3Com PCI 3c905C Tornado at 0xb000. Vers LK1.1.18
ath_hal: 0.9.16.13 (AR5210, AR5211, AR5212, RF5111, RF5112, RF2413, RF5413, DFS)
wlan: 0.8.4.2 (Atheros/multi-bss)
ath_rate_sample: 1.2
ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (Atheros/multi-bss)
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:0a.0
wifi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
wifi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: turboG rates: 6Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
wifi0: mac 7.9 phy 4.5 radio 5.6
wifi0: Use hw queue 1 for WME_AC_BE traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 0 for WME_AC_BK traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 2 for WME_AC_VI traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 3 for WME_AC_VO traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 8 for CAB traffic
wifi0: Use hw queue 9 for beacons
wifi0: Atheros 5212: mem=0xe1800000, irq=5
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
uhci.c: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v1.1
PCI: Found IRQ 9 for device 00:04.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 9 with 00:0d.0
uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xb400, IRQ 9
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
shpchp: shpc_init : shpc_cap_offset == 0
shpchp: Standard Hot Plug PCI Controller Driver version: 0.4
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
ath0 (WE) : Buffer for request SIOCGIWPRIV too small (16<143)
ath0 (WE) : Buffer for request SIOCGIWPRIV too small (32<143)
ath0 (WE) : Buffer for request SIOCGIWPRIV too small (64<143)
ath0 (WE) : Buffer for request SIOCGIWPRIV too small (128<143)

So, I'm not sure where to look next. Any suggestions?

Cheers,
x
 
  


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