Re: Kernel 2.4.0-test7 halt when mouse plugged in

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Fri Aug 25 2000 - 19:23:03 EST

Eric Weigle <> said:


> The problem: When the mouse (standard PS/2 2-button) is plugged in, the
> machine dies.

Lucky you it has just crashed the machine for now: This is one of the many
ways available to permanently damage your motherboard. AFAIK, only serial
devices are safe to (un)plug with the machine turned on. Somebody killed a
(then very expensive) i386, a printer and the disks by plugging the (turned
on) printer to the (running) machine. The monitor survived, and that was

Horst von Brand                   
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