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kernel 2.6.11-1.14 vs 2.6.10-.770

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 1:21 pm    Post subject: kernel 2.6.11-1.14 vs 2.6.10-.770 Reply with quote

I upgraded to 2.6.11-1.14 recently.

I use one keyboard and a monitor that is shared between two
PCs - LINUX & WINDOWS. When I enter scroll_lock+scroll_lock+up_arrow
key sequence I used to be able to toggle between two machines. This
used to work fine in 2.6.10-770 and the earlier kernels.

Now when I do this, the mouse goes haywire. I lose the mouse pointer
and its control. The only way to get out of this is to reboot the system.

Any ideas why this happens.



PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next time this happens, don't log out straight away. Press the following keys at the same time <ctrl> <alt> <fn>, where fn can be any function key from f1 to f6. This should give you another login screen in a virtual terminal. Log as a regular user. Once logged in try;

you may want to redirect this to a file with
 dmesg > nameofsomefile.txt

This will alow you read it later or use it for diagnosis purposes.

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