[CentOS] question about mouse and kvm switch

Tue Apr 11 06:33:50 UTC 2006
Dave Hatton <lists at starground.it>

>> > >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 

Did you add "psmouse.proto=bare" to the kernel line in grub.conf and reboot?

I guess not from your response. You will need to do this.