Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby msptump on Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:04 am

Hi,

First, let me say that Linux Mint with Fluxbox has been the best distro I've tried to date. Almost everything worked with very little tweaking (Envy with dpkg-reconfigure xorg was about all). I've been using for about 10 days, and suddenly my mouse is acting weird. When I try to scroll say, Firefox, while the mouse is within the Firefox window and the Firefox window has focus, my system scroll through workspaces. Also, right mouse click, in any app while the app has focus, will pull up the fluxbox menu. Using the ctrl and alt keys is a temporary work around, but annoying. I don't see any mouse configuration tools, which I'm thinking isn't the problem anyway, since, well, I didn't mess with that to begin with. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Matt
msptump
 

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby Husse on Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:50 pm

Sorry for late answer
I suspect hardware failure of sorts
Is it a USB mouse? PS2?
And what has gnome to do with this?
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby mpstump on Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:28 pm

I almost gave up on this post. I still haven't figured out the problem. I don't think it's a hardware issue, as I installed KDE and the mouse is fine. I'm using a MS wireless mouse with scroll. I had tried to install gnome, which is a different problem, so I figured that I should put that in a different post, but I forgot to change the title of the original post. I'm betting it's a configuration thing, so I'm thinking of re-installing, but am not sure how to go about that without completely hosing my system.
mpstump
 

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby Husse on Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:05 am

When I see this type of behaviour it's generally a hardware problem. I have a cordless Logitech and just before the batteries run out I can get things like that.
Image
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it
Husse
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 19703
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:22 am
Location: Near Borås Sweden

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby OU812 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:47 pm

That is by design - scrolling your mouse wheel while on the desktop will change workspaces in fluxbox. Also, you can drag windows to other workspaces by dragging them to the left or right edges of the screen. The right-click menu is always available in fluxbox. The menu will also stay available until you click on the desktop again. This is also by design.

john
OU812
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:01 pm
Location: California, USA

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby oxyjohn on Fri May 16, 2008 3:09 pm

Was this issue resolved? I'm having what seems to be the same issue with my mouse, and I don't believe it is a hardware issue. I am using a usb wireless mouse (on my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop), but the problem is also there with my built in touchpad.

After the initial install, things were working wonderfully, and I do love the Linux Mint Fluxbox version so far, just having this one problem with it.

If I can't figure this out soon, I'll just have to try a re-install, my only concern is if it just happens again after reinstall.

oxyjohn
oxyjohn
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 16, 2008 2:55 pm

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby ShadeTree on Tue May 27, 2008 10:11 pm

99.997% of the time (just like Ivory Soap) when it stops working after a period of time and reloading or rebooting the driver.. IT IS THE BATTERY!

ShadeTree
ShadeTree
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:00 am

Re: Mouse scrolling switches desktop, gnome install broken

Postby invisosniper on Sat May 31, 2008 12:05 am

The Problem you are describing sounds like the problem i had. Had you been playing with the fbkeys configuration applet? to try and add shortcuts?
If so, when you hit save anything that normally happens only on 'Desktop' will happen all the time.

fbkeys has this bug where if it doesn't recognize certain functions it removes them from your ~/.fluxbox/keys file.

I had that problem then fixed it by following this forum <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=617812>.
Now i just find it easier to edit the keys menu by hand :D

I hope this helps :)

Edit: The forum I linked, is not so much as a Step by Step Fix for that, It is a really nice tutorial on how to make your 'keys' file by hand due to the buggy fbkeys...
It is really easy, if you can edit a file you can setup your own key file in minutes! :D
invisosniper
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 10:20 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Others

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests