[CentOS] question about mouse and kvm switch

Mon Apr 10 21:06:08 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 20:46 +0100, Dave Hatton wrote:
> >I have a CentOS 3.6 and 4.3 box sharing a kvm switch. Switching from the
> 4.3 box to the 3.6 and back again, the mouse stops responding. >The keyboard
> works just fine, and I can ssh into the box.
> >I have tried <ctl><alt><bksp> and while it does restart the x server, it
> doesn't seem to affect the mouse. 
> >Is there something I can run to get the mouse recognized again short of
> restarting the computer?
> Try adding "psmouse.proto=bare" to the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf. There
> are some other protocols you could try if this one is unsuitable.

Also, with my kvm switch I need to set the driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
to for the mouse to:

        Option      "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"

instead of IMPS/2 or PS/2
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