Mouse pointer locked up. Anyway to reset mouse while Xserver is running?

David Gerard dgerard at
Sun Jul 13 11:28:20 PDT 2008

2008/7/13 Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp at>:

> 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
> machine.

Dunno if it's helpful - but on a previous Compaq 6710b laptop I had
running Kubuntu, the trackpad was playing up and spewing out rubbish -
so modprobe -r psmouse.ko followed by modprobe psmouse.ko on the Linux
driver worked fine to reset it without restarting anything else.

- d.

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