View Full Version : Mouse becomes too jerky after a few minutes of idling

February 23rd, 2011, 05:38 PM

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 (64-bit) on my new system a few weeks back, and have experienced a strange problem with the mouse.

After I boot Ubuntu, the mouse seems to work fine, as long as I am actively using it. But if I leave the system idle for some time (about 15 to 20 minutes for downloads, updates, etc.), mouse becomes jerky.

Note that I experience the same problem with every Linux distribution I have installed (Fedora, OpenSUSE, Debian, all 64-bit versions), but not with Windows 7 (also 64-bit).

What can be the problem? Does it have to do with a bug in the kernel?