USB mouse issues with switch + FC3

Philip Prindeville philipp_subx at
Tue Dec 13 03:49:45 UTC 2005

Edward Dekkers wrote:

> Philip Prindeville wrote:
>> Hi.
>> I'm seeing the following problem: when I depress and then release the
>> mouse left-button and then move the mouse without waiting, X 
>> applications
>> sometimes get confused and believes that something is being dragged 
>> (i.e.
>> that the movement started before the button-up event, not after it).
>> I have an EPIA SP-13000 and also an MSI K8MM-V, both connected
>> through an IOGEAR 1734 switch to a Dell 2005FPW monitor (which
>> has a built-in USB hub), and eventually to a Logitech Wireless Comfort
>> Duo...
>> Though I also had the same problem before when using just a Logitech
>> Mouseman USB...
>> I'm running FC3 updated, but with the RC2 release of Xorg (though I
>> saw this previously with the canned release of 6.8.2 as well).
>> This causes a lot of hassle, since things get dragged around that 
>> shouldn't
>> be...  I'll wager it's a simple fix to my xorg.conf file, but I can't 
>> figure out
>> what it is.
>> I googled for a posting about a similar problem, but didn't find any 
>> solutions.
>> Does this ring any bells with anyone?
>> Thanks,
>> -Philip
> Try eliminating the IOGear.
> Regards,
> Ed.

Unfortunately, the IOGear was the least-evil of all the KVM switches I 
tried... and
for this set up, a KVM (USB + VGA) is obligatory.

The Belkin was much worse.


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