I have a fresh install of Mint on my pal's laptop and I can seem to do anything because the the computer is perceiving clicks. I'm not even touching the computer and it's clicking wildly. I left the mouse of the menu button and the menu is flashing at an amazing and inconsistent rate.
The problem seemed to have accelerated. I was able to install all the updates and do a few other things before it started being unbearable. So I started looking through the xorg.conf to set the MaxTapTime to "0"--that being the way I turned off tap-to-click on my last ubuntu install. But there wasn't anything for input devices there.
I got GSynaptic but it says I need to set "SHMConfig" to "true" in the xorg.conf or xf86config. But, as you'll recall, there is no input devices listed in the xorg.conf and I don't know anything about the xf86config. Plus the commented text at the top of the xorg.conf says if I were to add it myself, it would get ignored because it's all done automatically by the server.
I'm not really sure what to do to fix this. Any ideas?