Constant buzzing sound from a PS/2 mouse under Linux (2.0.33) whi

Martin Naskovski (
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 14:29:24 -0500

When I use my mouse in Linux 2.0.33 with GPM or XWindows, while I move
it around, I hear some constant buzzing noise which I do not hear under
Windows95(on the same PC, diff. partition), which comes from the
housing, maybe the speaker possibly or maybe the HD even (?). I don't
know what it is, but when I kill GPM in Linux, it goes away even when I
move the mouse afterwards. So it's only generated when Linux intercepts
the mouse one way or the other. (while moving)

It is VERY annoying to have to keep hearing this sound. My workstation
is a Pentium 133, Gateway 2000 machine. It has no other problems,
other than this one, and I don't know where in hell it came from with
Linux .. I'm sure it's not Linux, maybe I am missing something, but
what? Has anyone encountered this "funny buzzing" noise while moving
their PS/2 Microsoft mouse that comes standard with the Gateways? I
hear nothing in Win95, as I said... Linux only, in X or while GPM is

Someone help me, my head's buzzing...

Thank you
p.s. I have also used FreeBSD 2.2.2 with same mouse, and have never
encountered that sound at all.

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