[time-nuts] Unplug T-bolt before booting up...??

David VanHorn D.VanHorn at elec-solutions.com
Tue Nov 29 11:22:42 EST 2011

Probably related to "psychomouse", which I've seen on USB serial ports with NMEA devices attached.
What happens in that case is that windows does a device discovery and on hearing the "M" in things like GPRMC, it decides to install a microsoft ballpoint mouse driver which immediately starts interpreting the NMEA stream as mouse information, resulting in much hilarity for all.

It frequently does not inform you of this driver install, for reasons that are unclear to me.

From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Michael Baker [mpb45 at clanbaker.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:15 AM
To: time-nuts at febo.com
Subject: [time-nuts] Unplug T-bolt before booting up...??

Hello, TimeNutters--

I have heard of the problem of needing to unplug
a T-bolt before booting up the (Windows) computer
but I have never seen that problem myself.  I have
had a T-bolt running on several different desktops
and laptops and never experienced it.  I do recall
that there was a fix for this problem but have no
idea what it is.

Mike Baker

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