Eratic mouse behaviour

Justin Gallardo gallardj at
Tue Sep 12 20:12:35 UTC 2006

Gavin Lewandowski wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have an issue on my box regarding mouse behaviour in X after the 
> machine has been idle for a while.
> I'm using 6.06 LTS, with an nVIDIA based graphics card (I am using the 
> nVIDIA drivers) the Logitech wireless mouse/keyboard are fed through a 
> Belkin Omni View Pro 4-port which claims its Linux compatible.
> Once the machine has been left for a while and I wish to come back to 
> use it , after deactivating the sleep mode the mouse pointer jumps all 
> over the screen and even signals that buttons have been pressed 
> (dialogue box's popup).
> Is this a known issue with X or gnome?. I'm considering turning off 
> power saving as it's a chore to have to reboot all the time to get a 
> working machine.
> Thanks for any advice,
> Gavin
I have seen this exact problem with the same KVM. My solution was to 
unplug the mouse from the KVM, and plug it back in. It would seem that 
this is the cause.

Justin Gallardo
gallardj at

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