> Greetings Michael ...
> That doesn't seem to do the trick. Doing a Ctl-Alt-F1 and a Ctl-Alt-F7
> swaps me out of X to a terminal and then back into X, but the mouse is
> still out of whack when I come back.
> Is there any way to re-initialize the mouse manually, i.e., through a
> terminal window?
> I notice this is a prevalent issue. Would a better (more expensive)
> KVM box work to my advantage?
In theory, an electronic KVM should do this for you. When I used a 4 port
Cybex Autoview before switching to the 8 port Power Reach, it had a key
sequence to reinitialize the mouse in either standard or PS/2 mode, and the KVM
kept track of the mouse state. As I mentioned before, the Power Reach does not
keep track of the mouse state (when I upgraded, the Power Reach was the only
one who documented passing the DDC information from the monitor through, and I
needed it when my laptop was in the docking station, running Windows). The one
downside of the Cybex was the attention sequence (control-control) made my RSI
(repetitive stress injury) worse.
Michael Meissner, Red Hat, Inc. (GCC group)
PMB 198, 174 Littleton Road #3, Westford, Massachusetts 01886, USA