Subject: Re: USB-related freeze? (Unsure...)
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From: Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/18/1999 21:46:40
On Tue, 18 May 1999, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:
> I want to try to reproduce this before sending a PR... Can anyone else
> confirm or deny that this happens on their system? My thoughts are that
> maybe X didn't like having its pointer taken away, or if there's a protocol
> for that to happen, maybe our USB stuff is not saying that the device is
> no longer there or something...?
Sounds like it might be the same as PR 7473... the kernel crashes if you
close a USB mouse that has been disconnected.
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Just a quick note....
On obvious workaround that I use is to exit X first and then unplug the
mouse. This seems to yield a reasonable result. I also found the XInput
extension and the 'xsetpointer' useful [X on the i386 plateform only,
perhaps, others may vary]. With that you can define a second mouse and
switch to it simply. Not quite automatic, but I haven't seen crashes and
the Logitech USB mouse I have for my notebook is pretty nice.
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