Re: Bug: PS/2 mouse locks keyboard under 2.0.33

Daniel Rogers (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 08:18:03 -0800 (PST)

> A couple of days ago I got a new motherboard for my test machine, and now
> a beautiful problem has revealed itself: moving the mouse will cause the
> keyboard to lock. :( The mouse is a 2 button ps/2 type. Killing gpm will
> unfreeze the keyboard. I suspect the bios (AMI) isn't initializing the
> controller properly or somesuch. Any hints/patches would be helpful,
> otherwise I'll have to learn about the ps/2 mouse driver...

You might want to make sure that if your motherboard has a jumper to enbable
the mouse that it is actually set to enable. I have seen this problem on
ASUS boards with Award BIOSes. If the jumper isn't set to enable, the mouse
will be detected, but any attempts to use it will lock the keyboard.

Just something to look for.