Mouse Problems with 4.4.3

Bob Snyder bob.snyder at
Thu Feb 19 05:21:54 CET 2009

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 
> <mailto:sndchaser at>> 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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