Mouse and keyboard locking up

Greg Schafer gschafer at
Mon Aug 19 15:50:25 PDT 2002

On Mon, Aug 19, 2002 at 10:21:57PM +0200, Chris Schwemmer wrote:
> Doghater wrote:
> > Does it still lock up even when you are at the console?
> > In my case, I had a hardware problem...
> If am in X and press numlock (resulting in mouse lockup), switch to a 
> console and return to X, the keyboard locks up. If I am only at the 
> console and have gpm running, the mouse stops working after pressing 
> numlock, keyboard locks up after restarting gpm. I didn't try pressing 
> numlock while at a console and having X running, but if it was a 
> hardware problem, why would it work in another Linux?

Something to try - could be a long shot - but works for me.

Add -Rraw to your gpm command line.
In your XF86Config, change the device to "/dev/gpmdata"

Read the gpm docs for explanation of -R

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