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Mouse sits => ppp stalls

Posted on 1998-08-29
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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.
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by:JBURGHARDT
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What Irq you use for modem and mouse (same)
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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).

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by:srickert
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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.

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