Subject: Re: usb mouse goofyness on B&W G3 Powermac
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Scott Reynolds <email@example.com>
Date: 05/11/1999 01:23:39
By the way...
On Thu, 6 May 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Thu, 6 May 1999 14:52:51 -0700 (PDT)
> Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'm having trouble with my usb mouse on my G3 powermac. Mainly if it's
> > attached and I press a key, the key keeps repeating.
> > I'm really uncertain as to what to do to fix it.
> I think it may be some sort of race condition, such that it only happens
> on faster machines; your G3 is 300MHz, correct?
> I have not heard of this happening on the (slower, 233MHz) iMac.
This same problem happens on my original iMac (233MHz). Two observations:
If I hit the left shift key before I type anything else but after init has
opened the console, everything's fine.
If I start X via xdm, even without hitting the shift key I don't have any
trouble. If I kill X to go to single user mode, however, I seem to recall
that I had to hit the shift key before typing anything else. (Even after
I've been using the keyboard and mouse for a while in X.)