Re: 2.1.8 mouse (serial?) wierdness

Erik B. Andersen (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 15:22:16 -0700 (MST)

The problem with mouse strangeness persists into 2.1.9 I have tried
removing gpm. Removing it does seem to somewhat improve the mouse behavior
under X. It improves from completely unusable to mostly unusable. Has
anybody looked at the changes to the serial driver? I have been busy
fixing a few other bugs of my own making, and haven't looked at it...

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Philippe Strauss wrote: > > Erik B. Andersen wrote: > > > > Kernel 2.1.8 causes my serial mouse pointer to jump erratically both in > > console mode (using gpm) and in X. The behavior is identical whether the > > serial driver is compiled as a module, or compiled directly into the > > kernel. Reverting to 2.1.7 or 2.0.25 fixes the problem. (Nothing but the > > kernel was changed). I have not taken a look at the changes made in > > patch-2.1.8 to drivers/char/serial.c but I suspect that there is a problem > > in there somewhere. My 33.6 modem is able to connect to the net (or you > > wouldn't be reading this), but throughput seems erratic as well. Anybody > > else experience this? > > -Erik > > Yes, me. It seems caused by gpm. Try do comment out gpm from you startup file, > reboot and startx. > Upgrading to gpm 1.10 didn't solve the problem. >