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BittaBrotha 03-03-2004 06:57 AM

Mouse Locks up Box
I just recently installed Lindows DE at work on an old Compaq P300 box, I think it's a 300mhz. Everything seems to be doing fine until after awhile when I move the mouse, it locks up Xwindow. I can't even use Cnt-Alt-Backspace to get to the console, I have to press the power button to restart.

I even switched the mouse to make sure the first one was not a problem and both seem to do the same thing.

Any idea why this is happening? The mouse is a regular ps/2 mouse, two button.


BroX 03-03-2004 10:45 AM

Got the same thing on a laptop with a mousepad. Have no idea what's causing it, but it appears to be related to being connected to a network, 'cause when I'm not connected the mouse has no problem. And it often occurs after/while downloading a file from the net.

Please post if you know the cause or a solution!

Cheers, Leon.

(Running Slack 9.1 with kernel 2.6.3)

linspirekendall 03-04-2004 01:51 AM

Hardware conflicts
It sounds like this is coming from a hardware conflict of some sort. Can you open a console (L > Programs > Utilities > Console) and type this:

cat /proc/interrupts [hit ENTER]

You can highlight the text that is displayed in the console and leave it selected. Then, go to another window where you want to paste (like this forum reply box!) and click the left and right mouse buttons simultaneously. This should copy and paste your results from the console to the forum so we can see what IRQ's you are using. There might be a conflict of somesort going on with your other hardware?

Which version of LindowsOS are you using?

You can go open CNR (click and run) and go to HELP > ABOUT to find your version.

BroX 03-04-2004 03:00 AM

I don't wanna 'steal' this thread, but here is mine:

0: 629965 XT-PIC timer
1: 490 XT-PIC i8042
2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
3: 11891 XT-PIC pcnet_cs
10: 7 XT-PIC yenta, ohci_hcd, ohci_hcd
11: 0 XT-PIC Trident Audio
12: 24551 XT-PIC i8042
14: 5743 XT-PIC ide0
15: 24 XT-PIC ide1
NMI: 0
LOC: 629913
ERR: 0

Cheers, Leon.

linspirekendall 03-04-2004 03:24 AM

LOL! No worries....

It appears that you have quite a few things all trying to share IRQ 10. This might be causing a problem?

Under your BIOS settings have you made sure that "Plug-N-Play OS" is set to NO or DISABLED?

Yenta is a driver for PCMCIA / CardBus device. What kind of network card do you have?

ohci_hcd = USB devices.

It appears that your USB is conflicting with your PCMCIA card by sharing resources. That is why everytime you access the network it locks up. What USB devices are you using?

BroX 03-04-2004 03:59 AM

Thanx for the fast reply!

I don't have a PnP option in my BIOS.
I use a D-Link DE-660+ network card (NE2000-compatible).
I don't use any USB device, but have USB support enabled because I occasionally use an externel USB hard disk. If that's causing the problem I could recompile the kernel and leave USB support out of it.

Since you mentioned PCMCIA conflicts, maybe it's worth mentioning that quite often during boot (not always though), the card service fails to map appropriate memory:
[Edit: these errors occur after I have to force my way out of the mouse-lock by holding the power button]

cs: warning: no high memory space available!
cs: unable to map card memory!
cs: unable to map card memory!
cs: unable to map card memory!
cs: unable to map card memory!
cs: unable to map card memory!
cs: unable to map card memory!
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0800-0x08ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x3c0-0x3df 0x480-0x48f
cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: excluding 0x1000-0x110f
eth1: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr 00:50:BA:38:02:41

Hope this tells you a bit more?

Cheers, Leon.

BroX 03-05-2004 02:58 AM

Some additional info:
Last night I disabled USB support and recompiled the kernel, but USB ports are anyway detected and /proc/interrupts still shows those 3 competing for IRQ10. And the mouse still locks up...

Regarding PnP:
I have the kernel compiled with:
PNP yes

Should I turn (one of) these off?

Cheers, Leon.

beatupbilly 03-05-2004 02:36 PM

USB mouse
Are you using a ps/2 mouse? Try a USB mouse. This may solve your problem. Not a fix but a solution none the less. May want to consider an equipment upgrade?

BittaBrotha 03-05-2004 08:25 PM

Ok, thnx for the replies. I will have to try the suggestions when I go back to work Saturday night. I will keep you informed.

BittaBrotha 03-07-2004 06:08 AM

Well the computer with Lindows 4.5 DE is not connected to internet at this time, but using the cat /proc/interrupts command only show usb-uhci & eth0 sharing the same irq(11) and mouse is on 12, nothing else is sharing.


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