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Hi, I've been using Mint 9 on my Laptop from some time, so far so good. However one problem troubling me from some time, is whenever I lock the screen ...
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- 07-26-2010 #1
[SOLVED] Linux Mint 9 : Mouse pointer lock issue
I've been using Mint 9 on my Laptop from some time, so far so good.
However one problem troubling me from some time, is whenever I lock the screen and then unlock it, the mouse pointer/curser gets locked for an indefinite time. Then there lefts no option for me except a forceful shutdown/reboot.
In fact, for the synaptic touch-pad that my laptop has, I always have to press fn key + f8 twice to unlock the mouse pointer at every start up but even the same trick doesn't work in my above mentioned problem.
PS : I have created the same thread in Ubuntu thread 6 days ago, but nobody even noticed
- 07-26-2010 #2
Can you hit Ctrl+Alt+t when mouse is froze and open a terminal
Also if terminal opens you can shutdown from there using the
sudo shutdown -h now
Have you downloaded the
Read the Linux Mint 9 User Guide
Download - Linux Mint
More info on what your gear is (laptop) and including readout from
dmesg |grep mouse
Just download pdf and save to /home/documents folder and read when you have some free time. Happy Trails, Rok
- 07-26-2010 #3
Hi Linux biker (I know you are )
No, I can't do anything of any of the combinations - Ctrl+Alt+t OR Ctrl+Alt+Back Space OR Ctrl+Alt+delete , nothing helps, I tried all already, it simply freezes and does nothing.
I have the User Guide, let's see where it's gonna help me regarding this.
Will post the output when I'll be in front of the system.
(Me too using Mint from 1.5 months only, otherwise I'm a RedHat fella, new to *Deb* thingie)
- 07-27-2010 #4
Just so you know. It may not be a debian thing. Your hardware might be getting too hot and causing mouse and desktop to freeze also. A can of compressed air and removing access covers and blowing it out on your netbook might be in order maybe also. I run a conky on mine (cuz I run Icewm mostly) that I edited to give me temps,fanspeed, battery strength, etc... so I could keep track of what my gear is doing. I run a Asus EEEPC 900 with 2 SSD drives with AntiX 8.5 Full Iso and also boot and run Puppeee Beta 4.3.7 off a external SD card as a dual boot.
Good Luck with it, Rok
- 07-28-2010 #5
Below is the output -
prince-mint9 ~ # dmesg | grep -i mouse [ 0.448139] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input4 [ 0.499803] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice [ 15.667686] psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost sync at byte 1
I'm still .
- 07-28-2010 #6
Not a expert. Just a Biker as you know.
But key message to google is
isa0060/serio4/input0 lost sync at byte 1
If you have ACPI enabled in your kernel and load the ipw2100 module (for the wireless LAN), the Synaptics Touchpad will not work correctly and you will find these lines in your dmesg:
Code: dmesg of PS2 mouse (touchpad) issueCode:
psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 1 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 1 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 1 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 1 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 1 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 - driver resynched. psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 4 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 lost sync at byte 1 psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/serio2/input0 - driver resynched.In this case, add the parameter i8042.nomux=1 to your kernel loading directive (if you use GRUB it is in the menu.lst file).
Which basically says. If run grub legacy (Grub 1) instead of Grub 2. You can go to /boot/grub/menu.lst and at the end of kernel line type in
- 07-28-2010 #7
Bikes and Linux, always a deadly combo.
That's going to be useful, my bad I didn't even google the message.
Will keep you updated about the progress, fella!
Thanks a ton.
- 08-03-2010 #8
I didn't know Grub2 is going to give me such a trouble, I followed each and every word from Grub 2 guide, no luck. Gosh, I was happy with the traditional Linux style.
It's better I would rethink continuing with the sexy Mint, I'm much comfortable with grub, I'm already in dilemma in going back to Fedora / O'Suse or to something serious like
Arch/Vector or Slackware .
Mods, you can please close this thread.
- 08-03-2010 #9
You can close the thread using thread tools tab at top of thread.
I am avoiding Grub 2 also when possible. Uses a script to run a script IMO. Grub 1/Legacy I can still handle and move around in it OK. You should have the option to install grub legacy in Mint 9 if I am not mistaken. When Debian moves to Grub2. I will be trying to figure out how to keep grub legacy on my installs, Did not like Lilo but a lot of folks are comfortable using it. To each their own.
Happy Trails, Rok
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- 08-03-2010 #10
Thanks Biker mate,
Last time I tried using kernel update in Mint 8, it didn't boot up so I'm not taking the risk of installing grub legacy on 9.
The only concern I'm facing while installing Slackware is Lilo error at boot time, I guess I'm gonna first figure that out and will come back for help if needed.
Thanks a bunch for all the help, I'm closing the thread.