Mouse problems in [2.1.35]

Evan Jeffrey (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 23:06:32 -0500

Has anyone else noted problems with mice in 2.1.35? I have two problems. I
don't know if these are really kernel problems, but I think so because at
least one of them happens both under gpm and X.

First, I have a three button serial mouseman, on a 'standard' com 2. There
is no irq or address conflict. The machine is a Cx 486/100, on a (IMO)
lousy motherboard (which BTW doesn't even reboot correctly with reboot=bios)

The first problem I have only noticed in X, and it is that occasionally when
doing a VC switch back to X, the mouse stops working. Doing a VC switch to
a text screen and back fixes the problem.

The second problem is spurious mouse release events, both with X and GPM.
This gets annoying when trying to make menu selections and I end up clicking
the button underneath. I am fairly certain that this isn't just a lack of
motor control on my part.

I don't know how to go about determining if these are kernel or userland
problems, especially since I can't reliably generate them, though they
happen with relative frequency.

Evan Jeffrey