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Old 09-16-2002, 03:36 PM   #1
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Question Mouse gets frozen

I've installed SUSE 7.3 professional and
after I end a session and logon again as another user
the mouse pointer is there but frozen. This happens once in a while.
Then I have to re-boot the computer to solve the problem.
Re-booting with LINUX ?
It's a PS/2 mouse, thanks.

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Old 09-16-2002, 04:46 PM   #2
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What mouse? PS/2? USB?
Old 09-19-2002, 03:33 AM   #3
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That happens to me too every once in a while. I think it has to do with gpm.... i've heard it's kindof buggy. Instead of rebooting, go to another tty (<ctrl>-<alt><F2>), and restart gpm. I don't know about SUSE, but on my system it's "/etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm restart". Just find where your init scripts are and apply accordingly.

ooh yeah, you can get back to your x session w/ ctrl-alt-F7

Old 09-19-2002, 08:20 PM   #4
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Thanks, Adam. I've tried something similar in Suse and it worked out!
The problem stands with very unskilled users who don't want to know anything about, you know, <ctr-alt-Fn>....


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