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    Default Stop the auto-clicking!

    I just reinstalled openSUSE 11.3 KDE 4.5, and my mouse pointer keeps auto-clicking. It's weird because it is not even happening 100% of the time, just _most_ of the time. I am using a touchpad, and I have disabled tapping.

    I had this exact same issue with Kubuntu 10.10 yesterday before I removed it. I am currently on Windows 7 and all seems well, so it is probably is a Linux software issue.

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    Default Re: Stop the auto-clicking!

    Hmmm.... it's happening in Windows, but not as often. This is started when I installed Kubuntu 10.10....

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    Default Re: Stop the auto-clicking!

    Since you mentioned a touchpad I presume you are on a laptop. What make and model laptop do you have?
    Desktop: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 - Core i7 7700K - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE
    Laptop: HP EliteBook 8770W - Core i7 3940XM - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE

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    HP dv5-1225ca

    Ha! I literally logged into forums.opensuse.org just now without a click of a button!

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    Default Re: Stop the auto-clicking!

    To me it looks like a hardware issue. Are you able to disable the touchpad in the laptop BIOS and plug in a external USB mouse and see whether you are still having problems with auto clicking?
    Desktop: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 - Core i7 7700K - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE
    Laptop: HP EliteBook 8770W - Core i7 3940XM - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE

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    Default Re: Stop the auto-clicking!

    ah7013 wrote:
    > To me it looks like a hardware issue.


    agree! if it happens on openSUSE, Ubuntu and Win7 it just about has to
    be hardware problem..

    maybe a intermittent ground fault or corroded contact point..

    hope your laptop is still in warranty...check with HP about
    repair/replacement...or visit their forum and see if there is a
    history of this problem on that laptop...maybe someone can tell you
    how to fix it..

    let us know what happens..

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    Default Re: Stop the auto-clicking!

    When I use a mouse nothing happens with my mouse pointer. I narrowed it down to my touchpad's left button. When I place my finger on it, it causes a click action even when the button is not pressed down. I am assuming something is stuck underneath the button.

    Thankfully nothing major! Thanks everyone for the help.

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    Default Re: Stop the auto-clicking!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lin-unix View Post
    Thankfully nothing major! Thanks everyone for the help.
    No problem glad you found where the problem is
    Desktop: Gigabyte GA-Z270-HD3 - Core i7 7700K - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE
    Laptop: HP EliteBook 8770W - Core i7 3940XM - openSUSE Leap 42.2 KDE

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