[Tanglu-users] mouse pause

Joshua N Pritikin jpritikin at pobox.com
Tue Jan 27 18:26:49 EST 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 09:40:11AM +1100, Announce wrote:
> I've noticed my mouse pauses.  I'll be moving it & it just stops for 0.25 to
> 1 sec every few minutes.
> Swapping to a wired USB mouse made no difference.  Watching top, when the
> mouse "unfreezes" the migration/? process always appears at the top of the
> list when sorted by CPU usage.
> Maybe this is coincidence, but I've seen it a lot.
> I understand that the migration process does task allocation between
> processor cores.  But have been able to find little about how to configure
> or stop it.  Could someone send me some links to documentation or preferably
> how-tos?

I really doubt that the kernel can't keep up with mouse movement. I've 
seen these kind of pauses during heavy I/O to slow devices. Does this 
happen during I/O?

> The mouse may pause for some other reason, if you have any suggestions for
> other things to check, fire away.

There is a dconf setting disable-while-typing, but I think that it only 
affects touchpads.

Joshua N. Pritikin
Department of Psychology
University of Virginia
485 McCormick Rd, Gilmer Hall Room 102
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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