On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 12:42:07PM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
John P . Looney thought:
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2000 at 11:21:43AM +0000, Conor Daly mentioned:
> > I'm using a KVM switch to share the mouse between different machines and
> > in X, when I switch away and then back, the mouse is gone. Is there any
> > way to have X reset the mouse without doing a <CTRL><ALT><BACKSPACE>?
> > Unpluging and repluging the mouse doesn't work but then, I didn't expect
> > it to...
>> Nah, it's a limitation of the hardware. Just asked Paul Kelly here, and
> he said that you should power off your machine (not just restarting X),
> before reinserting it, as it can cause hardware damage. It's one of the
> reasons why those cheap analogue video/keyboard switchers damage hardware,
> I suppose.
I had this idea of leaving one or more mouse wires connected to all
machines all the time but this sounds like asking for other sorts of
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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