How to get scroll mouse working again?
Luis Mondesi wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2008 7:23 PM, Larry Alkoff <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I am running Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 and have just had the problem
>> that my scroll mouse will not scroll in Firefox or Thunderbird.
>> Normally it scrolls fine.
>> I have tried various methods of getting the scroll working again including
>> /etc/init.d/gpm restart
>> logging out of KDE and restarting it
>> checking that there were no changes in /etc/X11/xorg.conf by comparing
>> it to a backup copy made over 2 months ago.
>> The only thing that finally worked was to restart (cold boot) the
>> Is there any way to get the scroll mouse working again without a cold
> cross-posting is considered "rude". see netiquette. I removed the kde*
> mailing lists from my reply.
> you almost NEVER need to reboot a Linux/UNIX system. in this case,
> restarting X is just fine. And you could've done any of these:
> - /etc/init.d/kdm restart
> - CTRL+ALT+Backspace (kills X)
> - killall -9 X
> - pkill -9 X
> - sudo telinit 1; # then exit or CTRL-D to go back to runlevel 2 or whatever
> your default is
> you get the idea?
> the only times you need to reboot are:
> 1. a new kernel
> 2. kernel panic
> 3. a new third-party driver (especially nvidia and ATI drivers)
> 4. other computer freezes (hardware related usually, because Linux NEVER
> freezes :-P)
I agree that a reboot is almost never necessary in Linux.
However, I tried the first two methods you suggested without success:
CTRL+ALT+Backspace (kills X)
The fact that these both kill X suggests that there is something missing
that a reboot does. That's what I'd like to find.
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