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Bug 153942 - USB mouse feezes after a week or two on Dell P370
Summary: USB mouse feezes after a week or two on Dell P370
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 149015
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-06 00:21 UTC by David Houlder
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:18 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-06-01 00:10:01 UTC

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Description David Houlder 2005-04-06 00:21:57 UTC
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Description of problem:
After running X for a week or two, the USB mouse will freeze, with no apparent pattern of behaviour or provocation. PS2 keyboard still works. Switching to a console with ctl-alt-F1 and back to X with ctl-alt-F7 fixes it, and then it's right again for another week it seems. Tried two different mice (Microsoft wheel mouse and the Dell wheel mouse that came with the P370), and it happens with both. I also tried uplugging/replugging the mouse once, and that fixed it for a few minutes only. I looked in dmesg, /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/messages.  The only mossages of note seem to be these that are due to switching to/from the console, and are seen regardless of whether the mouse is frozen or not.

from Xorg.0.log:
(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
(II) NVIDIA(0): Setting mode "1280x1024"
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded

from /var/log/messages:
Apr  5 17:10:38 dh gpm[3754]: *** info [mice.c(1766)]: 
Apr  5 17:10:38 dh gpm[3754]: imps2: Auto-detected intellimouse PS/2

I'm using the Nvidia proprietary video driver, for what it's worth.

May be related to this URL:

Might also be related to
in EL4. Next time I have to reboot I will check the bios to make sure USB->PS2 Emulation is off and report back.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start X session.
2. Stay in X session for a week or two until mouse freezes.
3. ctl-alt-f1 to get console, ctl-alt-f7 to get back to X.
4. mouse works normally for another week or so. 

Actual Results:  mouse froze, then thawed.

Expected Results:  should never freeze

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Houlder 2005-06-01 00:10:01 UTC
OK, I switched off USB->PS2 emulation in the BIOS a few months back and the
problem hasn't occurred since. Looks like it's a BIOS glitch.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 149015 ***

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