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Old 04-09-2006, 01:28 PM   #1
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Restarting mouse via terminal?!


This thing just happened to me twice... so I'd like to get suggestions in case it happens to me in the 3rd time :

I was working without doing nothing special and then mouse Frooze! infact, it disappeared from the screen without being able to see where...
Couldn't move the cursor (which I didn't see)... Though I had full control and could ALT+TAB to Terminal, programs, etc...

Is there a way to restart mouse via terminal maybe without restarting the computer?

Old 04-10-2006, 04:44 AM   #2
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Depends on what's actually happening. Sounds kind of cool actually, but probably not when you are trying to do something productive

You can try restarting just the X server and see if that brings it back. Next time it 'disappears' type:
And it should kill (and probably restart) your X server. Log back in, and see if you have your mouse back.

If not, it may be a gpm issue. Depending on your distro, it may have gpm as an init script, in which case:
/etc/init.d/gpm restart
May fix your problem.

There's a few ideas, good luck!

Old 09-25-2006, 04:38 PM   #3
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Is there a way to restart the mouse stuff without restarting X? When I stop the screen saver my mouse disappears and I have to restart X to get it back.


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