Unplug a mouse and loose it

Gary Woodman antigramp at yahoo.com.au
Tue Jun 11 17:05:05 EST 2002

--- Damien Elmes <clug at repose.cx> wrote:
> Michael James <michael at james.st> writes:
> > Sometimes in the middle of a KDE login,
> >  I plug Screen, keyboard and mouse into a different computer
> >  and use/debug that one for a while.
> >
> > Then I want to go back to the original one.
> >
> > The monitor and keyboard put up with this,
> >  plug them back in and start typing.
> >
> > The mouse does not, when I return the mouse is non-existant.
> > True for both PS/2 connected mice and USB.
> From what I've read, PS/2 is not meant to be hot-swapped. Certain
> OSes will
> crash if you pull a PS/2 mouse out.

Certain motherboards will crash, permanently, as well; or maybe it's a
combination of motherboard and keyboard. I have seen this a couple of
times over the years.


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