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# 1  
Old 09-16-2001
Question System hang in New Kernel.

Im having a problem,
Any want know why after ive upgrade from Linux 7.0 to 7.1 ( 2.4.2-2 ) My mouse is having problem. If i drag a content in my Desktop let say an icon suddently the mouse stops moving ( Hang / freeze ) i need to do a hard reboot everytime to make it comes to normal. If i mistakenly drag any icon or just simply drag my Mouse by clicking the Left Button then the System Hangs stop responding.
Im using Microsoft IntelliMouse PS/2 , Let say if i choose that mouse when upgrading my Linux if i want to configure it back any how to do it? Is the problem point is the Mouse? Please help.
# 2  
Old 09-16-2001
Yes, it sounds like the driver configured to be the mouse on the serial port (for example /dev/mouse --> /dev/ttyS0 for a standard serial mouse) is not the right driver, OR, it is not on the right hardware port.

Either way, you are correct in guessing that you have a mouse driver/device problem.
# 3  
Old 09-16-2001
Neo,
any idea how to configure it back to the Normal state. If let say i chose a mistake setting on my Mouse How to configure it back. Or perhaps how to search and configur it back to be the normal. I guess the only stupid thing i did on this is i chose the Microsoft Intellimouse when i was upgrading, i guess its not supported yet. Anyhow pls advise, To make it changed to normal.

Thnkx
# 4  
Old 09-16-2001
One way is to get into console mode (obviously) when you login, don't start any X services.

Then, run the command line setup program that the Linux distro comes with. I don't use Redhat or Mandrae, sorry..... I'm a Slackware kinda person. What are you using? Slackware? If so, you can run setup from the command line and configure your mouse from there.

The mouse config screen looks (something) like this (cut and paste screen dump) slackware[/B] using setup :

Quote:
lqqqqqqqqqqqq MOUSE CONFIGURATION qqqqqqqqqqqqq
x This part of the configuration process will create a /dev/mouse link x
x pointing to your default mouse device. You can change the /dev/mouse x
x link later if the mouse doesn't work, or if you switch to a x
x different type of pointing device. We will also use the information x
x about the mouse to set the correct protocol for gpm, the Linux mouse x
x server. Please select a mouse type from the list below: x
x lqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqk x
x x bare 2 button Microsoft compatible serial mouse x x
x x ms 3 button Microsoft compatible serial mouse x x
x x mman Logitech serial MouseMan and similar devices x x
x x ps2 PS/2 port mouse (also most laptops) x x
x x msc MouseSystems serial (most 3 button mice) x x
x x pnp Plug and Play (serial mice that do not work with ms) x x
x x ms3 Microsoft serial Intellimouse x x
x x imps2 Microsoft PS/2 Intellimouse x x
x mqv(+)

qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqj x
qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqu
x < OK > <Cancel>
The above is a quick cut-and-paste of the curses text, but you get the idea.

Alternatively, you can just go to your /dev/ directory and see what your mouse is currently linked to and post it here for suggestions.
# 5  
Old 09-18-2001
For Redhat, use the mouseconfig command. Make sure you set it up correctly - you may need to examine your mouse cables, make sure you have a PS/2 or serial mouse (depending on which you select). In the case that you're still having trouble, just set it up as a generic 2-button or 3-button mouse.

If NONE of that works, search the Redhat site for more specific information; there are a few (albeit rare) problems in 7.1 dealing with mice.

Please let us know how it goes.
 

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