I've noticed in the past few weeks that my mouse has been locking up at odd times. In the middle of a cut-and-paste it will just stop tracking and die. Or scrolling across my X display, it will drop dead. I've been able to revive it by killing and restarting gpm, but this is no longer working. Even cold boots have not revived the mouse.
I've recompiled kernels 2.0.30 and 2.0.28 with psaux hardcoded and as a module. Neither tactic works anymore. The hardcoded kernels don't print any messages about psaux found or not found; 'cat /proc/devices' didn't list psaux at all. The modularized kernels refuse to load psaux.o, but all the other modules work fine.
I'm going to take my laptop to work with me tomorrow to try some other mice. I have a suspicion about where my problem may lie, but I'd rather keep that to myself for the moment. Meanwhile, if anyone as any suggestions, please let me know.
NEC UltraLite Versa
Mouse Logitech Trackman Voyager
Linux kernel 2.0.30
Thanks for your attention,