Mouse going wild in KVM

RL rlurman at
Sun Mar 27 23:28:54 UTC 2005

On Sun, 27 Mar 2005 18:13:21 -0500, Beri, Rohit <linuxlist at> wrote:
> RL wrote:
> >I have XP and Fedora  boxes in a belkin KVM.  It works fine until I
> >switch to XP when I'm in Fedora (usually in GNOME) and then come back
> >to the Fedora box. Usually my mouse goes wild and I have to kill X.
> >What can be done to correct this?
> >
> >
> >
> well I have the same config.... XP / FC3 and Belkin KVM... I had to
> logout of my FC3 KDE Session after switching.... looked around no
> answers... Now I have seperate mouse of each box.
> thanks,
> -B

Few things I want to followup with:

I tried this thanks to a link I found in google:

 edit  drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.c and change

  if (psmouse->pktcnt && time_after(jiffies, psmouse->last + HZ/20)) to

  if (psmouse->pktcnt && time_after(jiffies, psmouse->last + 1*HZ))  

That is for the 2.5 kernel, however, and the filename is slightly
different than psmouse.c in 2.6.  But I gave that a try, recompiled,
but that didn't work.  I will try that psmouse.proto=bare line.  Is
this something that can be corrected in a future kernel release?

Also, there is another annoying issue with Fedora and my Belkin KVM. 
Not only does my mouse go wild at times, but at the command prompt
(not X) text is pushed to the left where it becomes unreadable after I
switch over from XP to Fedora. I have a Dell LCD, but I got a feeling
it's that darn Belkin causing it.  Is this also a common issue with
Belkin KVMs?

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