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> Mouse support, mouse not working under x86_64
s7master
post Apr 7 2006, 07:06 PM
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I recently upgraded my system to AMD64, not realizing that my current distribution of Linux would not support 64bit, so I switched to one of the seven distros from linux.org that would support it, Gentoo. I fought hard, but finally got my keyboard to work at a decent rate and my system clock to run at a normal speed (opposed to the double speed it was running). I even got the 64bit video drivers working on the newest kernel, but now the problem is with my mouse.

I have a USB mouse that is wireless that works fine with the bios, fine in council, but only partially works with Xorg. The problem is that when I use the mouse it seems to run out of steam. I can move it regularly when X starts up, but gradually it becomes unresponsive until I can only move it every few seconds. /dev/input/mice reflects what I am saying, 'cat /dev/input/mice' shows a lot of activity when X first starts however when its been open a few minutes the device shows no response to my movements.

The strange part is that when I switch over to 800x600 for my display size, the mouse has no problems, it is only when it is at larger resolutions that I have a problem. Thanks in advance for your help, and please tell me if you need any more information.

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post Apr 8 2006, 07:01 PM
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Run the "top" command when your fist start X, and then again when it starts slowing down - There might be a rogue process that's consuming more than its fair share of resources. The more resources a process uses, the nearer it is to the top of the list.

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