Mouse Problems with 4.4.3
eriefisher at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 00:22:31 CET 2009
On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:23:29 -0600
George De Bruin <sndchaser at gmail.com> wrote:
> The problem is a mis-configured synaptics mouse pad. I had it turned
> off in Gnome, but anything else that had it turned on would encounter
> the issue. I've turned it off now (after having to dig around on how
> to do this with the newer HAL implementation in Intrepid).
> If someone was up to writing an XFCE config tool for Synaptics
> devices, I am sure it would be appreciated. (Alas, I understand that
> there are always more things to do than there are people/resources
> available to do them...)
> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:21 PM, Bob Snyder <bob.snyder at cox.net>
> > George De Bruin wrote:
> >> Cancel this...I just encountered the same problem in TWM (it just
> >> took several hours for it to happen instead of minutes).
> >> Obviously at this point it's an xorg config issue.
> >> George
> >> On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 9:56 PM, George De Bruin
> >> <sndchaser at gmail.com<mailto: sndchaser at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >> I have encountered issues with XFCE 4.4.3 (and 4.4.2) on an
> >> Ubuntu 8.10. I am having problems with the mouse. After as
> >> little as a minute or two, or sometimes as long as 10-15 minutes
> >> after starting an XFCE session, the mouse starts going nuts. It's
> >> acting like the right mouse button is being clicked repeatedly,
> >> fast enough for the desktop to act as if the button is being
> >> double-clicked part of the time.
> >> The thing about this is that it only happens in XFCE. I have
> >> both Gnome and TWM installed on the system, and neither of them
> >> show the same issue.
> >> I am not finding any messages in the logs, or in the session
> >> errors, etc. that might lead me to any clues as to why this is
> >> happening.
> >> Has anyone encountered anything like this before? Is it
> >> something that might be specific to Ubuntu builds of XFCE (4.4.3 is
> >> installed from the backports, 4.4.2 was the official
> >> packages). I normally like to think that I might have a clue
> >> about how to diagnose this issue, but at this point I am somewhat
> >> at a loss.
> >> George
> > Sounds more like a broken mouse. Have you tried it with another one?
> > Bob S.
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This sounds like as known bug(can't provide links atm) and I have
experienced similar issues. Here is what I did, I pass "i8042.nomux=1"
to the kernel at boot via grub. It seems to have tamed the touchpad.
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