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Old 11-19-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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Mouse, how to stop and restart driver


Running redhat v9. After a long period of running, several hours the mouse becomes slowly more sluggish and the button clicks fail to respond untill you click very slowly. This happens regardless of the type of mouse I use or whether it is ps2 or usb- tried em all. So far the only way to sort this is to reboot and all is fine again.....untill it has been running for a few hours and I have to reboot again to sort it. Is there a way to stop the mouse service and restart it again. I would prefer to do this than having to reboot twice a day ( Might as well run windoze if i want to reboot constantly!!). If you have an answer be gentle i'm a virgin----make it simple please.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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I have a BIG feeling that this isn't a problem with your mouse driver, but your Window Manager. Before we get into the mouse driver issues, tell me what happens when you kill your X session, and then start it back up again?
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:20 PM   #3
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Be gentle

OK how do i do that.....preferrably without killing any applications that are running. Step by step please
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:32 PM   #4
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It's not going to happen without killing any applications. If you're killing X, you will kill all of the applications that are running in it.

I am assuming from your response that you are running in runtime level 5. This brings the machine up directly into X instead of a command line first. The easiest way to handle this would be for you to boot into a command line first, and then load X. This way you can kill X and bring it back up whenever you need it.

This is going to be slightly complicated, but I can step you through it entirely. Let me know if you wish to continue on this path, or if you would rather just learn how to remove the mouse driver modules, and load them back in. I would be happy to step you through either.
 
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Easy hit CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE. This will restart X Window Server and kill all your applications that you have opened. It should reset your keyboard and mouse settings back to normal.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:49 PM   #6
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Electro: Good call. I was thinking to myself, if he's in runlevel 5, X will just come right back up. On second glance, that is exactly what he needs to do.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:59 PM   #7
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Yes i am running to level 5 and the Ctrl + Alt + backspace is great to reset X but I want to be able to do so without lossing everything......or at least to keep the modem connected without having to dial back in. Is there a method to have the modem start and not to be disconnected during and X restart??
 
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If you can find a command line program for your modem, you could use nohup.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:24 AM   #9
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OK i like to use wvdial....so the command to start would be
'wvdial -nohup'
id that OK?
 
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nohup is a command not an argument (option). Look up nohup in the man pages.
 
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nohup is a command not an argument (option). Look up nohup in the man pages.
 
  


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