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    12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    I have a fresh install on a Dell Optiplex 320 Desktop. It has a Pentium D 3.4GHz processor with a couple of GB of RAM. The install seems to go fine but if I click on a menu item the drop-down menu occurs and you can't select any item...nor will the drop-down go away when you click on something else. If you pass over a toolbar item, the pop up text appears and never disappears on mouse-out. This is really strange. I've seen some issues around NVidia but I can't do anything with this thing in this state. I actually took the machine in and had it replaced with the same model and the install did the exact same thing. Any ideas what is happening and how I can get past it?

    Thanks!

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    Re: 12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    Quote Originally Posted by travep View Post
    I have a fresh install on a Dell Optiplex 320 Desktop. It has a Pentium D 3.4GHz processor with a couple of GB of RAM. The install seems to go fine but if I click on a menu item the drop-down menu occurs and you can't select any item...nor will the drop-down go away when you click on something else. If you pass over a toolbar item, the pop up text appears and never disappears on mouse-out. This is really strange. I've seen some issues around NVidia but I can't do anything with this thing in this state. I actually took the machine in and had it replaced with the same model and the install did the exact same thing. Any ideas what is happening and how I can get past it?

    Thanks!
    Are you updated, and have you checked the additional drivers app?

    Which desktop are you using?





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    Re: 12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    I'm just using the default desktop that comes with the install. That's Unity as I understand it.

    I checked the options initially during the install to update the software where needed. I am pretty sure that I saw a message during the install that indicated it was updating packages.

    How can I check the additional driver app? I am unable to open anything...at least through the desktop.

    Thanks for any advise!

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    Re: 12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    Are you using a PS2 mouse? Changing to a USB mouse resolved this for me.

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    Re: 12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    Hey look, someone with my exact same issue!
    Did you find anything resembling an answer?
    I'm at a loss... seeing no other resolve than to reinstall.

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    Re: 12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    Quote Originally Posted by goltoof View Post
    Hey look, someone with my exact same issue!
    Did you find anything resembling an answer?
    I'm at a loss... seeing no other resolve than to reinstall.
    Had the same problem, this corrected the issue magnificently:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...66&postcount=5

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    Re: 12.04 install - can't click on anything in Unity

    Welcome to Ubuntu

    Try this in a terminal

    Code:
     unity --reset
    You can also try and unplug your mouse and plug it back in after a few seconds.

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