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SubjectRe: X-Windows
On Mon, 22 Apr 1996, Jeffrey Ebert wrote:

> Ian Donaldson wrote:
> >
> > > Lately, while in X I have been having keyboard and mouse lockups. The
> > > mouse cursor moves, but none of the clicks do anything. I can shut the
> > > system down from another machine, but I can't get my machine to do
> > > anything. So far it's only happened while running Netscape 2.01, but
> > > there was a time, (somewhere between 1.3.85 - 1.3.88) where Netscape
> > > couldn't have worked any better. I don't want to put all the blame on the
> > > kernel, but just wanted to know if anyone else is having this problem.
> > > The system doesn't give any strange messages either. Anybody have an idea
> > > why this is happening?
>
> > So, I dont think its a Linux problem.
> >
> > Ian
>
> I disagree in this case. Like the original poster (squire), I didn't begin to
> see problems until 1.3.89. I am running 1.3.93 now and I have problems as
> well.
>
> When I get a lockup, it applies to all input, keyboard, mouse movement and
> clicks. I shutdown X from a remote machine and everything returns to normal.
> While Netscape 2.01 may be involved in the problem, I have also caused it by
> switching from a text VC to the X VC while other X apps are running.
>
> I have not been able to find any error messages in any of my logs. Sorry. :(
>
> --
> Jeff Ebert
> jebert@earthlink.net
> ho-hum

Yeah, for a while I thought it was Netscape, but it happened in XView
too. It might just be a small kernel bug. I have a Microsoft mouse, so I
know it isn't a mouse problem. I'm thinking of testing some of the older
kernels to see if it goes away.


Chris Salinardi
csalin01@kepler.poly.edu


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