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Thread: Strange problem with mouse

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Strange problem with mouse

    Hello Guys,

    after upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 my mouse does not work correctly any more.

    After some minutes/hours the mouse stops clicking, I can still move the mouse but I can not click any window, button, etc. only restart of the X server works for fixing this problem.

    I tried several mouses, a hardware defect is not possible and also several usb interfaces.

    I had this problem with KDE and Gnome. Sometimes everythign works fine for hours but then... I restarted X six times this day and that sucks!

    Can anyone help me with this problem?

    There is also no error in dmesg or Xorg.0.log...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Unhappy Re: Strange problem with mouse

    I have the same problem in Kubuntu 8.10. It seems to be related to heavy memory consumption, since it happens when I'm editing a large image file in GIMP. Restarting X (CTR+SHFT+BACKSPACE) deals with it.

    Does anybody know how to solve this problem, it's really irritating!

    EDIT: After clearing up 1GB from my home folder it took much longer before it happened. Before I had only 30mb of free disk space there. But still the problem keeps being there!


    I have a dual monitor setup. I read some post here:

    Which resolved the issue by ditching xinerama and switching to twinview in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    So far no problems!
    Last edited by Atolla; December 5th, 2008 at 03:46 PM.


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