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twobit
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:46 pm    Post subject: Mouse randomly stops working. Reply with quote

So my mouse randomly stops working... Usb mouse, have tried different mice in different ports. still just stops working until i reboot. re emerged xf86-input stuff didn't help.

Is their at least a way to restart the service so i don't have to reboot? my keyboard still works.
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BradN
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First check dmesg for usb errors, possibly as a workaround you could try using a usb hub, or making the usb host driver a module and reloading it.

Does this only affect mice? Can you use, for example, a usb flash drive after it messes up? More details helps troubleshoot.

If you go to a text console, can you still cat /dev/input/mice, wiggle the mouse and get mousey data? If so, this would point towards a problem in X, if not, then hardware or kernel.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe USB auto-suspend.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulBredbury wrote:
Maybe USB auto-suspend.

IIRC, that's a bit out of date - an equivalent fix (by my reading) went into systemd/udev 184 (with this commit).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, that commit is also in udev fork, which I use, and I needed to add a custom rule to stop auto-suspend on my mouse.
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twobit
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will post more info when it happens again .. i'll try cat /dev/input/mice when it dies. Using Udev 197..
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can just run that one-liner I gave, to check whether it's an issue. Something to do, to kill 10 seconds while waiting for your mouse to die again ;)
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