Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Mouse sits => ppp stalls

Posted on 1998-08-29
3
Medium Priority
?
234 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have redhat 5.1 installed, along with netscape communicator. I can connect everytime to my ISP, load webpages, and get my mail using communicator AS LONG AS I CONTINUOUSLY MOVE THE MOUSE! 3-5 seconds after the mouse stops moving, the connection stalls. If I start moving the mouse again, the connection starts up again. How do I fix this problem?

Putting 0.0.0.0 in as the local default address doesn't help. I am using the netcfg in the config panel in X Windows to set up the ppp connection. I have wasted about 5 hours on this one, with no luck.

Note: ISP connection via OS/2 or Win95 works fine.
0
Comment
Question by:srickert
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:JBURGHARDT
ID: 1586562
What Irq you use for modem and mouse (same)
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
bungholio earned 400 total points
ID: 1586563
You'll probably find that either the modem and the mouse share an irq, or Linux has the wrong IRQ info. Type setserial /dev/modem (when you're not online) and check that the IRQ matches that of
Windows or DOS or something (you should use a jumper for the modem, no Plug 'n Pray since Linux doesn't natively support PnP).

0
 

Author Comment

by:srickert
ID: 1586564
Both experts were right! I did not know that Linux could not automatically recognize the internal modem set for 03e8 irq5.

BTW, I found a easy way to set the modem each time in Linux. Simply add the following statement to rc.local:

/bin/setserial /dev/cua2 auto_irq skip_test autoconfig

My mouse mystery is solved. Thanks.

0

Featured Post

Learn Veeam advantages over legacy backup

Every day, more and more legacy backup customers switch to Veeam. Technologies designed for the client-server era cannot restore any IT service running in the hybrid cloud within seconds. Learn top Veeam advantages over legacy backup and get Veeam for the price of your renewal

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I have seen several blogs and forum entries elsewhere state that because NTFS volumes do not support linux ownership or permissions, they cannot be used for anonymous ftp upload through the vsftpd program.   IT can be done and here's how to get i…
Note: for this to work properly you need to use a Cross-Over network cable. 1. Connect both servers S1 and S2 on the second network slots respectively. Note that you can use the 1st slots but usually these would be occupied by the Service Provide…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…

664 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question