On 15 May 00, at 12:02, John N S Gill wrote:
>> I'm the proud owner of a cheap and nasty video switch which allows me
> to connect one mouse/monitor/keyboard to multiple machines.
>> Only problem is that being cheap and nasty it tends to throw the
> mouse into fits when I switch.
>> Re-starting X re-sets the mouse OK, but this is a little drastic.
> Does anyone out there know of a less way of re-setting the mouse?
Use gpm and have it repeat the mouse data as something like ms3
(Intellimouse serial with wheel) or whatever suits. It won't repeat as
ps/2 protocol, but it'll translate ps/2 into serial.
Set X to read /dev/gpmdata (probably already linked to /dev/mouse anyway)
and set it to the same protocol as gpm is repeating. Then as far as X is
concerned, there's always a mouse connected. If the mouse stops
responding, restart gpm and you should be sorted.
This procedure works for me under very similar circumstances (el cheapo
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