Little (but very annoying) fast random mouse jumps [solved]

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Little (but very annoying) fast random mouse jumps [solved]

Postby Mirat on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:23 am

Hello Mint-Community,

I just installed Mint 13 yesterday as I didn't want to upgrade my regular Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (I don't like Unity / Gnome 3 at all).
So far it looks very promising but unfortunately I have very strange mouse behavior. It seems like the cursor does multiple very fast jumps whenever I click something or mouseover buttons and other selectable elements.

This brings the following annoying problems:
When I mouseover a link or button (like the Save/Preview/Submit buttons below this post for example) they often flash 2-3 times in supposedly under 100 milliseconds and when I then left-click nothing happens also the cursor is directly over them and shows the hand-icon. I then have to move the cursor a little bit until I have they feeling there were no flashes. In that case they are really clickable so the left-click works.

Another problem are right-click menus. When they open normally below the cursor it very often happens that (i guess) due the jump the first entry is selected and instantly activated - no matter how short I try to tip the right mouse button. The only "workaround" is to hold the right mouse button so that the entry doesn't get activated. This also doesn't happen while opening a right-click menu on the bottom of the screen so that it opens above the cursor.

This is extremely annoying and unfortunately a criterion for exclusion for Mint for me. So any ideas how this could be fixed would appreciated.
I use Mint 13 64-bit with MATE in a VM. VMs whit exactly the same configuration and Ubuntu 11.10 as well as a fresh installed 12.04 don't have any problems like that...

Thanks for any feedback.

It looks like the problem is caused by the vmware mouse driver and is already fixed. See this thread:
I don't quite understand why this package wasn't updated automatically on my installation but after a "sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-vmmouse" the update from 1:12.8.0-0ubuntu0.1 to 1:12.9.0-0ubuntu0.1 worked.
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