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    Default Mouse click problem

    I read a similar post in the forum, but my problem is different.
    Sometimes, without particular reason, the left and right clicks of the mouse don't work, but I can move it.
    The keyboard instead works always, so I can use the system with it.
    I observed that sometimes the mouse stops to work when I open a window, and then if I close it trought the keyboard, clicks of the mouse works again.

    I would continue to use openSuse, like I do since several years, but if I don't solve this problem in this month, I think to install the next release of Ubuntu.
    I don't want to leave openSuse, KDE and its netbook plasma (I revalued this workspace recently).

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    On 03/22/2011 11:36 AM, MaxiPigna wrote:
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    > Sometimes, without particular reason, the left and right clicks of the
    > mouse don't work, but I can move it.


    try turning off desktop effects--any change?

    if using nVidia or ATI graphics, are you using their proprietary driver?

    is your mouse wireless? what happens if you move your mobile phone
    further away? what happens if you attach a wired mouse?

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    Default Re: Mouse click problem

    I tried to turning off desktop effects, but nothing, it doesn't work.

    I installed nvidia driver by Yast. Naturally, before I added the nvidia repo.

    I have this problem both with touchpad and with wired mouse.

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    On 03/22/2011 02:06 PM, MaxiPigna wrote:
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    > I have this problem both with touchpad and with wired mouse.


    what version of KDE? and hmmmm...what you have there is very
    unusual...and, i wonder what unusual software you may have installed
    which is causing this problem...

    the mouse click problem, is it always in a particular
    application....say, always firefox....or maybe _never_ firefox

    how about Flash....maybe it only happens with a (say) youtube video in
    full screen....or not full screen?

    and, open a terminal, start top and place it where you can see
    it....then go about doing what ever you do without covering up top and
    then when the mouse clicking stops working look at top and see what
    has got the attention....and, if that application changes when the
    clicks begin working again...

    you wrote "that sometimes the mouse stops to work when I open a
    window, and then if I close it trought the keyboard, clicks of the
    mouse works again." and i wanna know what kind of window? terminal
    window? skype? opera? or ANY of them...all of them..

    really strange. what version of openSUSE are you running? is that from
    a fresh install (or upgrade)? did this begin happening immediately
    after initial install, or days/weeks/months later? what happened to
    the system between working ok and not working ok?

    please show us the output of entering the following into a terminal

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    and copy/paste the output back to this thread using the instructions
    here: http://goo.gl/i3wnr

    what you have is not a 'normal' problem..._some_thing is amiss in your
    system.

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    Default Re: Mouse click problem

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 03/22/2011 02:06 PM, MaxiPigna wrote:
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    > I have this problem both with touchpad and with wired mouse.


    what version of KDE?
    Last version of KDE4.6.
    and hmmmm...what you have there is very
    unusual...and, i wonder what unusual software you may have installed
    which is causing this problem...
    I installed nothing in particular. But I installed Dropbox from Contrib Repo.
    the mouse click problem, is it always in a particular
    application....say, always firefox....or maybe _never_ firefox
    It is independent by the application, sometimes it doesn't work also when no applications run.
    how about Flash....maybe it only happens with a (say) youtube video in
    full screen....or not full screen?
    I don't tested flash.
    and, open a terminal, start top and place it where you can see
    it....then go about doing what ever you do without covering up top and
    then when the mouse clicking stops working look at top and see what
    has got the attention....and, if that application changes when the
    clicks begin working again...
    I'll try this method.
    you wrote "that sometimes the mouse stops to work when I open a
    window, and then if I close it trought the keyboard, clicks of the
    mouse works again." and i wanna know what kind of window? terminal
    window? skype? opera? or ANY of them...all of them..
    Any of them.
    really strange. what version of openSUSE are you running? is that from
    a fresh install (or upgrade)? did this begin happening immediately
    after initial install, or days/weeks/months later? what happened to
    the system between working ok and not working ok?
    You're right. It is very strange. I attended opensuse 11.4 because I had problems reguard to nvidia driver with 11.3.
    I come from two installations, I prefer a fresh installation rather than the upgrade, and there was this problem in both installations.
    please show us the output of entering the following into a terminal

    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Code:
    luca@Notebook-Luca:~> zypper lr -d
    #  | Alias                                  | Nome                                    | abilitato | Attualizza | Priorit | Tipo   | URI                                                                                      | Servizio
    ---+----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------+-----------+------------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+---------
     1 | Aggiornamenti-per-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Aggiornamenti per openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0  | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/                                                |         
     2 | download.nvidia.com-opensuse           | NVIDIA Repository                       | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/                                                 |         
     3 | download.opensuse.org-Extra            | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra       | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_11.4/                      |         
     4 | download.opensuse.org-STABLE           | openSUSE BuildService - OpenOffice.org  | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/STABLE/openSUSE_11.4/          |         
     5 | download.opensuse.org-UpdatedApps      | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:UpdatedApps | No        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_11.4/                |         
     6 | download.opensuse.org-mozilla          | openSUSE BuildService - Mozilla         | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.4/                         |         
     7 | download.opensuse.org-packages         | openSUSE BuildService - Java:packages   | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Java:/packages/openSUSE_11.4/                  |                                                                                      
     8 | download.opensuse.org-standard         | Repository principale (Contrib)         | S        | S         |   80     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/11.4:/Contrib/standard/              |                                                                                      
     9 | ftp.uni-erlangen.de-suse               | Packman Repository                      | S        | S         |   90     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4/                       |                                                                                      
    10 | google-chrome                          | google-chrome                           | S        | S         |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386                                        |                                                                                      
    11 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0                   | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0                    | No        | No         |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Optiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7561A_30647850_1940048Q111,/dev/sr0 |                                                                                      
    12 | repo-debug                             | openSUSE-11.4-Debug                     | No        | S         |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/                           |                                                                                      
    13 | repo-debug-update                      | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug              | No        | S         |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/11.4/                                          |         
    14 | repo-non-oss                           | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss                   | S        | S         |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/                             |         
    15 | repo-oss                               | openSUSE-11.4-Oss                       | S        | S         |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/                                 |         
    16 | repo-source                            | openSUSE-11.4-Source                    | No        | S         |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/                          |
    HELP ME!!!

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    On 03/22/2011 11:36 PM, MaxiPigna wrote:
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    > HELP ME!!!
    >


    i'm pretty much out of ideas and hope a real guru will step in here
    and save the day..

    until that guru comes you might want to TRY this:

    use YaST to add a new test user, then log out of the current session
    and then back in as the new test user....and, use the system a while..

    see if the mouse does as it should:

    1. *if* it does we know that there is something in a configuration
    file in your /home/[you] directory which is NOT the same as in the
    working ok /home/[newTest] directory..

    2. if it is the _same_ broke as when logged in as yourself, then my
    next guess is
    a. graphics driver, or
    b. conflicting software

    let us know what you find.

    hopefully that guru comes around soon..

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    Thank you for your support DenverD.

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    On 03/23/2011 03:36 PM, MaxiPigna wrote:
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    > Thank you for your support DenverD.
    >



    welcome...i do wish i could snap my fingers and fix yours, but i cannot.

    but, what was the outcome of the test user trial?????

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    Default Re: Mouse click problem

    Really strange!!!
    I download KDE LIVE iso and after tried it (without problems), I install openSuse by live version.
    Now I am testing the new fresh os, which appears to work.
    I've just installed also nvidia driver without problems. Slowly I am adding several softwares, so I can look for any possible bugs.
    The older iso, is a dvd, that I used successfully during the installation on my desktop. So I think it isn't broken.

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    On 03/23/2011 08:36 PM, MaxiPigna wrote:
    > So I think it isn't broken.


    congrats on the fix!!

    go slowly...add only one application and then check thoroughly for any
    strange behavior so that you can catch what is causing the problem (if
    it comes back)....then report the bug and after the dev has asked all
    the questions needed to fix it, you can back level to the great system
    again..

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    CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
    [NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
    173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
    "It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
    to undo the problems caused by not." DD 23 Jan 11

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