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SubjectRe: [patch] voluntary-preempt-2.6.8-rc2-L2 PS2 keyboard gone south
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On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 23:57 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 21:13, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 20:05 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 19:21, Felipe Alfaro Solana wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 13:38 -0400, Shane Shrybman wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > > M5 does that differently, yes - so could you try it? If you still get
> > > > > > problems, does this fix it:
> > > > >
> > > > > Ok, M5 locked up the whole machine within a few seconds of starting X.
> > > >
> > > > Me too, with voluntary-preempt=3... It seems I can trigger this randomly
> > > > by heavily moving the mouse around while logging in into my KDE session.
> > > >
> > > > However, with voluntary-preempt=2 I've been unable to lock the machine
> > > > yet.
> > >
> > > It looks like this is a mouse problem, I have a PS/2 keyboard and USB
> > > mouse and have not had any problems yet with M5. I also found that with
> > > L2, I could toggle Caps Lock fast enough to get significantly 'ahead' of
> > > it, this no longer happens with M5.
> >
> > I have a PS/2 keyboard and a USB mouse.
>
> Weird. This is my setup also, and I have had no problems since
> installing M5.
>
> Try:
>
> Option "NoAccel"
>
> in section "Device" of your XF86Config. Also try commenting out:
>
> Load "dri"
>
> in the "Module" section.
>
> This will ensure that the X server is not accessing hardware directly.
> Normally this should not be a problem but a buggy video driver can cause
> problems. On my machine, having 2D acceleration enabled caused
> interrupts from other devices to be lost when dragging a window.
>
> Also, is the machine pingable after it locks up?

Curiously, the machine is pingable, but I can't ssh/telnet into it: no
data is received from the locked machine.

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