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    Acer Aspire One Linpus - Mouse Driver Broke after downloading 2GB File

    Hi - I do a bunch of webscraping and occasionally download extremely large files from a server that I have to do the webscraping. Last night when downloading 2 gigs, my acer aspire one (bought in 2009, March, Linpus) froze. I forced shutdown, and when I restarted, I found that my mouse driver isn't working - the mouse is frozen in the middle of the screen.

    How can I fix this? I can use everything else normally so can go in via a terminal and futz around with the back end. I am competent at following directions but don't know how to do this. I do have minimal programming experience in Python but this just means I can follow instructions when it comes to fixing drivers etc.

    On a side note, this is the 3rd time in 2 years that my Acer has gotten messed up from a download. Is the software just more corruptible? I was thinking of sacrificing my values and ponying up the cash for a macbook air. I love how inexpensive the Linpus Acer was and it's a great computer except for its corruptiblility, but if I have to keep reformatting everything every 6 months it's a real pain in the butt.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    If you can post your /var/log/Xorg.0.log it might help troubleshoot.

    If possible, I would encourage you to install another version of linux. Linpus Lite is by all accounts pretty awful. You might check out jolicloud or Easy Peasy. If those end up being a little heavy for an older netbook, anything based around LXDE should run alright.

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    Xorg.0.log file

    What an enormous pain in the butt to tab through everything. ugh.

    I'm including my Xorg.0.log file from /var/log. It's long.

    Thanks for the advice on other distros

    I'm anxious to get my mouse up and running again. I have a few things I want to do then I would probably try one of the distros you mentioned.

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    Any help? I'm still really stuck.

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    The only thing I can see in there that looks unusual around the mouse is this line
    ProcXCloseDevice to close or not?
    I haven't been able to find any particular information on what this is. I'll look some more over the weekend, when I have more time.

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    Great, thank you.

    Would any other file help? Xorg.conf? some other config file?

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