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Old 03-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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Mouse daemon log to determine cause of crash?

If my mouse or desktop crashes and I can log in without X running I kill my browser which is usually the cause and then log back on to the GUI terminal. Is there a precise way to tell what and why the mouse will freeze or the desktop will not respond, a log maybe?

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Is your GUI crashed because of firefox and does it give stop script error before crashing?
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The real question is why does firefox cause my desktop|mouse|firefox to crash?

Create a new firefox profile and try using that
Or a lesser (current -1) version of FF.
Or Disable all plugins.
and check ~/.xsession-errors
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Thanks for the replies!: I'll check X sessions

I don't get 'a script has stopped running' dialog box and I just used a browser as an example. All of my browsers do crash occasionally except for lynx and dillo. I posted a question similar to this before and I think the consensus was to restart X which is pretty close to rebooting and we don't reboot linux to fix a crash of coarse. I got fed up and and opened up a text console and 'killlall opera' and mouse worked once again. This is much better than restarting X. What I was thinking of is to kill whatever has control over the mouse but X should only have control over the mouse so I need to know how/why an application has the ability to make the mouse useless. Data should go from the mouse controller to X and then X needs to send data to the application that should be using it. This is simplified of coarse but I started this thread to make it more precise.

"Opera has crashed". So what. Why does'nt the mouse freaking work?


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