[K12OSN] mouse frozen all else okay

Timothy Legge tlegge at rogers.com
Tue Jul 26 16:12:16 UTC 2005

With my KVM I can some times regain control of the
mouse by <Alt>+<Ctrl>+<F1> to get to the console and
<Alt>+<F7> to return to X.

Not ideal and it doesn't always work for me...

--- Gavin Chester <sales at ecosolutions.com.au> wrote:

> Question:
> Is there a simple command to restart a mouse - as in
> doing a
> "/dev/mouse/service restart" type of thing, or
> whatever?  
> Background detail:
> It's a PS/2 mouse, on k12ltsp 4.2.0 using Xfce4
> desktop.  Story is, I
> run a small setup with just a couple of clients at
> the moment with my
> server doubling duty as a workstation.  Sometimes, I
> might be playing a
> game and it gets "veryniced" because combined weight
> of all apps bring
> the CPU to its  knees.  At this point I not only
> have to go to a
> terminal to kill the game because I've lost control
> of it, but I lose
> control of my mouse in the process.  When I have a
> frozen mouse the
> keyboard and system is okay.  Killing and restarting
> X does it, but I
> don't always enjoy doing that while I have lots of
> things happening.
> Google was not my friend in looking for answers to
> this problem :-(
> -- 
> Regards, 
>         Gavin Chester 
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