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Strange issues (mouse randomly stops clicking)

Postby blacknail on Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:18 pm

Hello all,

I have a strange issue that happens me almost every time I use Mint. Sometimes it's just right after logging in, sometimes it's just some hours after regular use. The issue is the fact that the mouse partially stops working (more precisely, the left button - the right one and the keyboard keeps working), and the solution is inevitably resetting the laptop via keyboard. This happens me with the touchpad, with a regular USB mouse, with a bluetooth one... and since this is happening to me for years, with several different Mint versions, I guess when I upgrade to version 16 this will persist (I'm currently using version 14, 64 bits). This is why I think "Hardware Support" is the category that fits this question best.

So, although I found a couple of posts on this, I haven't found an answer. Can someone help me? It is very annoying.

Many thanks,
João Fernandes
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Re: Strange issues (mouse randomly stops clicking)

Postby blacknail on Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:53 pm

By the way, this happens on my Vaio VGN-CS11Z laptop.

Seriously, no one has a hint on this? It would be very annoying to switch Linux Mint for something else after 6 years of continuous use. The productivity I've gained when switching from Windows to Mint is getting lost with all this unnecessary resets. Thank you all, nevertheless.

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Re: Strange issues (mouse randomly stops clicking)

Postby roblm on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:59 pm

Would you do these steps after the problem occurs. Open the Terminal and type this command and then press Enter → xinput
Get the id numbers of the “Virtual core XTEST pointer” and the mouse.

Then type → xinput query-state X
replacing X with each id number, so you will run this command twice.
Copy and post the output.
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Re: Strange issues (mouse randomly stops clicking)

Postby blacknail on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:02 pm

Hello roblm,

Thanks for your answer and sorry for the late, late reply. Apart of not having the time to do it properly, it was difficult to find out how to access the terminal without the touchpad / mouse working 100%. But I finally did manage to do it, just immediately after the problem happened, so let's get to the point:

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blacknail@VGN-CS11Z-R ~/Desktop $ xinput
⎡ Virtual core pointer                       id=2   [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                 id=4   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                 id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Dell BT Travel Mouse                       id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                      id=3   [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard                id=5   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=6   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                  id=7   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sony Vaio Keys                             id=8   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                               id=9   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ UVC Camera (05ca:183f)                     id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard               id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]


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blacknail@VGN-CS11Z-R ~/Desktop $ xinput query-state 4
2 classes :
ButtonClass
   button[1]=up
   button[2]=up
   button[3]=up
   button[4]=up
   button[5]=up
   button[6]=up
   button[7]=up
   button[8]=up
   button[9]=up
   button[10]=up
ValuatorClass Mode=Relative Proximity=In
   valuator[0]=640
   valuator[1]=400


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blacknail@VGN-CS11Z-R ~/Desktop $ xinput query-state 12
2 classes :
ButtonClass
   button[1]=down
   button[2]=up
   button[3]=up
   button[4]=up
   button[5]=up
   button[6]=up
   button[7]=up
   button[8]=up
   button[9]=up
   button[10]=up
   button[11]=up
   button[12]=up
ValuatorClass Mode=Relative Proximity=In
   valuator[0]=2573
   valuator[1]=2158
   valuator[2]=-61
   valuator[3]=-144541


(this is athe bluetooth mouse)
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blacknail@VGN-CS11Z-R ~/Desktop $ xinput query-state 13
2 classes :
ButtonClass
   button[1]=up
   button[2]=up
   button[3]=up
   button[4]=up
   button[5]=up
   button[6]=up
   button[7]=up
   button[8]=up
   button[9]=up
   button[10]=up
   button[11]=up
   button[12]=up
   button[13]=up
   button[14]=up
   button[15]=up
   button[16]=up
ValuatorClass Mode=Relative Proximity=In
   valuator[0]=632
   valuator[1]=714
   valuator[2]=0
   valuator[3]=-1046


If you can help me on this, I'd be even more deeply grateful.

Thanks,
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