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Old 01-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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KVM problems again

When I was using Suse 9.0/9.1, I had the runaway mouse problem with my KVM box. I applied RajuVarghese's solution from the thread, and everything worked.

Now I have installed Suse 10.0 on a machine, and there doesn't seem to be any XF86Config file to apply this fix to. I'm sure there's some equivalent, but I can't locate it.

Does anyone know how to tame the runaway KVM mouse in Suse 10?
Old 01-08-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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It is called xorg.conf it lies etc/X11. This is because no longer does SuSE use Xfree86, they now use Xorg.
Old 01-11-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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Yes, changing the mouse protocol to "auto" in xorg.conf did the trick for me.

I understand that other users had to play around with kernel parameters 'psmouse.proto=imps' or 'psmose.proto=bare'. Some still couldn't get it to work.

I am running Suse 10.0 on an IBM Intellistation desktop. I'm using the cheap Belkin KVM with no power supply. Unfortunately, it's wired to my rack, so I can't see the model number.

Edit to add: It's a Belkin Omniview E Series.

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Old 01-11-2006, 09:59 AM   #4
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I have exactly the same problem, but unfortunately the solution doesn't work for me. I've tried both "auto" and "IMPS/2" (another suggestion in this forum from way back) as protocols, but neither seems to have the slightest effect.

Anyone got any other suggestions?


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