[CentOS] Serious desktop/mouse problem in Gnome

Tue Feb 21 20:42:24 UTC 2006
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

At 02:39 PM 2/21/2006, Scot L. Harris wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-02-21 at 13:55 -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> >
> > They are some old Master views.
> >
> > Use to have an old wheel mouse that did not work.
> >
> > That is what was present when I build all of these systems.
> >
> > Now I have a nice Logitech wireless kyb/mouse plugged into the
> > KVM.  The use wheel is working on my Win32 systems and on 2 other
> > Centos builds.
> >
> > Now in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf  the Input Device protocol is "IMPS/2"
> >
> > A friend had me try "PS/2" and things SEEMed a little bit
> > better.  Then "auto" and now it seems to be the same as before.
> >
> > But wait.  When the system booked, I was switched to another
> > system.  When I boot and leave that system as the 'active' one, I get
> > a similar action as to when it was "PS/2".
> >
> > I did an Alt-D while it was starting so I could see the startup
> > messages and I see that that mouse console services started 'OK'.
> >
> > Thing is it was fine before, and now not.  And the other systems 
> are fine...
> >
>Well most of the time when this problem is reported it is a Belkin
>ominview KVM switch.
>You might try variations of psmouse.proto=imps or =bare on the kernel
>command line.  That has helped many people in the past with similar
>problems on the Belkin KVM switches.
>I switched to using IOGear KVM switches which have been working just
>fine with FC and Centos systems.

Well actually these are ATEN switches which is IOGear is.  But it is 
an old device.

>What versions of Linux are you running?

Centos 4.2

All the systems are on Centos 4.2.

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