[CentOS] question about mouse and kvm switch

Mon Apr 10 22:37:59 UTC 2006
mrrs <qwertybyrd01 at yahoo.com>

--- Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:

> 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

Thank you for the suggestion. I have made this modification to the xorg.conf file, and restarted
X. I still am not getting any response from the mouse. Is there a service I can restart, or a
program I can run to try and re-enable the mouse, or will I have to reboot the computer?

thanks again


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