Mouse pointer locked up. Anyway to reset mouse while Xserver is running?
cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Sun Jul 13 05:36:53 PDT 2008
On Sunday 13 July 2008 13:18, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 11:36:09PM +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > It does appear that when the mouse pointer locks up on these mice, it
> > needs a complete reset, like remove the power from the mouse, then
> > restore it.
> > Question:
> > Any suggestions as to possible command line incantations that will reset
> > the mouse, while X is up and running?
> No. The max you can do on the X side of things is to disable the device
> (check out XChangeDeviceControl). But this doesn't disable the physical
> device, it merely stops event delivery.
Thanks for the reply Peter. I sort of thought that I was clutching at straws,
in looking for an X solution to this problem, as it does appear that the
mouse needs to be physically disabled, as in a complete shutdown of the
I did set up a few keyboard shortcuts for continuing to use the Konsole when
the pointer is locked up, and also found Alt + F12, which allows mouse
emulation using the keyboard arrow keys to navigate. That works ok, when the
pointer is not stuck, and I'll have to try it next time the pointer sticks.
I couldn't find a man page for XChangeDeviceControl. Is there a man page under
a different heading perhaps for it's useage.
All the best.
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