Subject: Re: Freezes with XFree86
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/2002 15:59:24
In message <>, Jukka Marin writes:
>On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 05:39:26PM +0100, Chris Pinnock wrote:
>> On NetBSD/i386 1.5ZC with XFree86 v3, I'm seeing occasional lockups.
>> Randomly, but usually after an hour or two, I get:
>> pms: resetting mouse interface
>> on the console and both mouse and keyboard lock up.
>I am seeing the same messages, but no lockups (so far).  These messages
>started when I swapped motherboards and installed a bit newer kernel
>(don't know which one triggered the problem).

I just saw it for the first time with a brand-new kernel as of about 3 
days ago.  But the system kept running; there was no lockup.

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