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Old 03-28-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
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Question Erratic USB mouse related to ACPI?

Since I have updated to kernel my mouse(USB) sometimes in XFree will go crazy I explain. X load properly but the cursor is not present, if I move the mouse(USB) around I see it but it behave very erratically (click everywhere, move in a corner)like if the kernel wasn't passing out the proper infos (my theory).

Also I tought it might be a DPI issue with X and my screen, but putting the -dpi argument when launching X did not help.

When I cat /dev/mouse = I see some activity

STRANGE error in dmesg=
atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program, like XFree86, might be trying access hardware directly.
Might have something to do with it.

The problem don't happen everytime, rebooting, if I have luck seem to solve the issue... I hate Windows solution

P.S I have tried another mouse... does the same.

Last edited by J.W.; 03-29-2006 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Changed title per request
Old 03-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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It seem that if I don't compile APIC (related to power management) the problem don't seem to surface... but I loose the Hyperthreading feature No good.

Any idea of what is going on



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