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    Question AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    I have installed openSuSE 11.0 (2.6.25.11-0.1-default) on my AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ and the usb mouse freezes. The system did a similar freeze under SuSE 10.1, but under 10.1 I could unplug and replug the usb mouse and it would recover. Now, nothing but a reboot (that I know of, I don't know how to cycle just the usb mouse controller) seems to work.
    I tried the install-help line and it was suggested to switch from KDE 4.0 to GNOME for the system GUI. (I did, and get the same lack of mouse response when the freeze occurs.)
    It appears that the mouse freezes if I am moving it when the system is cycling a fan on/off for cpu cooling.
    Any hints on what to check/logs to peruse/power settings to modify will be appreciated.

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    Exclamation Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    I am running Folding@Home on my machine, so it is always near maximum cpu load.

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    The_token NNTP User

    Default Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    Don't know about earlier versions, but I have similar problems, in that my mouse/keyboard sometimes is no longer recognized (a wireless combo connected through a USB receiver). However, it seems to recover upon removing and reconnecting the receiver a few times (but it seems to take some time, so perhaps its related to some timeout, too).

    It's also on 64-bit, and I have Gnome only on that machine. This seems to happen whenever I connect my external USB drive, but I also had it without that twice. Once immediately after booting (so I couldn't log in until it recovered), once right after logging in.

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    Default Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    The token wrote:

    >
    > Don't know about earlier versions, but I have similar problems, in that
    > my mouse/keyboard sometimes is no longer recognized (a wireless combo
    > connected through a USB receiver). However, it seems to recover upon
    > removing and reconnecting the receiver a few times (but it seems to
    > take some time, so perhaps its related to some timeout, too).
    >
    > It's also on 64-bit, and I have Gnome only on that machine. This seems
    > to happen whenever I connect my external USB drive, but I also had it
    > without that twice. Once immediately after booting (so I couldn't log
    > in until it recovered), once right after logging in.
    >
    >


    Is wireless receiver plugged into computer directly? or into usb hub? if
    hub isn't self-powered, the current draw of the external usb drive could
    cause the voltage to dip confusing the receiver.

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    The_token NNTP User

    Default Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    Thanks for the hint! The receiver is actually plugged into a hub, but it's one with a (connected) power supply. I used OpenSolaris with this hardware for about the last 7 months and didn't notice any USB problems.

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    Question Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    My usb mouse is plugged directly into a front usb port (since I had to reach it in 10.1 - makes no difference in 11.0)

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    Default Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 01:16:03 GMT
    wdanwatts <wdanwatts@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > My usb mouse is plugged directly into a front usb port (since I had to
    > reach it in 10.1 - makes no difference in 11.0)
    >
    >


    What else besides Folding@home is running? Normal user loads?

    Ok, going to ask some 'dumb questions'... no offense intended... just have to
    ask to cull the list of suspects a bit:

    When it DOES lock up... can you CTRL-ALT-F1/F2/F3 to see different
    terminals? Can you then return to CTRL-ALT-F7? (the gui)

    Does the keyboard still work? Try ALT-F2 to pop up the 'run' window, ALT-F1
    to pop up the SLAB or Kmenu.

    If nothing seems to work... do NUMLOCK or CAPSLOCK still change their
    indicator LEDs? (the LED doesn't change because you pressed the key, it
    changes because the system TOLD it to change, because you pressed the key...)

    Is beagle uninstalled and stopped? This is a known resource hog in 11.0 (or would that be resource dog?)

    What filesystem(s) on system? Some people have reported that reiserfs
    experiences 'pauses'. (SOME people ... not 100% substantiated.)

    What other usb devices are plugged into system? Anything that might
    experience a large data stream occasionally?

    Have you checked for heat issues. With folding@home keeping cpu loaded, the
    cpu and heatsink will saturate thermally and not be as effective at
    dissipating heat... how's the fan? Send the dust-bunnies away. How's the
    dust-bunny population? keep it low.

    Let's try that for now. I'd really recommend cleaning and re-gooping the cpu
    and heatsink... your system sounds like it's been in service for a while, and
    an occasional refreshing of the thermal compound is always good.

    I'm thinking the mouse is an indicator of problems, not a source of problems.

    Loni

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    Default Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    When the usb mouse freezes, the keyboard is fine.
    I am usually running F@H and Amarok (mp3 player), and maybe Patience (solitaire).
    This week I have found that a ps/2 mechanical mouse hasn't frozen although 2 usb light-sensing mice have (as I have, at the time, 3 mice plugged in as a diagnostic.)
    When one of the usb mice freezes, (which is at the onset/turnoff of a thermal control fan) the other is unaffected. They only freeze if I am using the mouse when the fan cycles.
    I have tried acpi=off and noapic to no avail.
    I will try one of those cheesy usb-to-ps/2 plug converters (which does not appear to fit the plug very securely).
    Does anyone know what usb daemon is in charge of the mice? When these freeze, they never (well, within two days anyway) come back without a reboot.

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    Cool Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    Ok, yeah! My keyboard is plugged in by one of those ps/2 connections also.
    It appears that usb is the common denominator in what freezes.
    I'll report what (if any) problems I have using the usb-to-ps/2 converted mouse which I will configure whenever I have to cycle power again.

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    Default Re: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ usb mouse freeze

    On Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:46:01 GMT
    wdanwatts <wdanwatts@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Ok, yeah! My keyboard is plugged in by one of those ps/2 connections
    > also.
    > It appears that usb is the common denominator in what freezes.
    > I'll report what (if any) problems I have using the usb-to-ps/2
    > converted mouse which I will configure whenever I have to cycle power
    > again.
    >
    >


    Sounds like power-saving features are confusing the mouse. If it only
    happens when the fan kicks in, then it might be when the cpu shifts gears to
    run slower (or faster). I had a terrible time troubleshooting issues like
    this a long time ago when I started with the Athlon X2 series. I found that
    turning off the "Cool & Quiet" feature in the BIOS solved all of this. It
    was the 'shifting gears' that was causing drivers and software to fail.

    Yes, this affects other power-saving features.

    You have a choice...

    Loni

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