loosing mouse events occaisionally

Every now and again, openSuse will not respond to any mouse events. I can still use the keyboard, I can still move the mouse around, but neither the left or right keys do anything.

I can’t pin point this problem to any one cause or action. I don’t go into hibernation. Only a re-login will fix it.

I could do with some help in trying to get to the root of the problem. I’ve got no idea where to start. I’m not even sure I have posted in the right forum or whether this is a KDE issue.

Spec: openSuse 11.4 64-bit, KDE 4.6.5, Thinkpad T400

Is this the built in trackpad or nipple mouse

Or is it an added usb mouse

This is both the trackpad and nipple.

At one point I thought I had a workaround where I lost the left mouse button events but still had right mouse button functionality. I could press the right mouse key, which would then re-enable the left mouse button events again, but this did not last and eventually lost both again.

This is fairly random as far as I can tell so far.

Have you tested a USB mouse?
Both my Lenovo’s work fine, but regardless, I use a usb mouse anyway.

Another thought. Are you running desktop effects?
Try turning them off

On 08/21/2011 05:06 AM, caf4926 wrote:
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> Another thought. Are you running desktop effects?
> Try turning them off

and, additionally: (i have a suspicion i’m trying to verify) does this
problem only show up when Flash is in any browser window…

it is often difficult to tell if there is any flash…so, just run
without a browser as long as you can, and see if it never
happens…or, if you begin to lose clicks, then shut down the browser
and see if the problem stops…


DD Caveat
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

No I haven’t tired yet, I will next time it happens

I’ll give it a go. What is your suspicion? is there anything that points you in that direction?

Just in case it matters, I am using Opera 11.5 as my primary browser, and I use it quite often. Perhaps I’ll try some flash heavy sites to see if it happens again.

Another thought. Are you running desktop effects? Try turning them off

caf4926, I will try your suggestion

On 08/22/2011 06:26 PM, vserghi wrote:
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> I’ll give it a go. What is your suspicion? is there anything that points
> you in that direction?

just sometimes when i’m watching a streaming video or live tv via
flash my mouse can’t be found…then when it shows up i can’t click with
it…then after a while i can click with it…

it might be something else is teaming up with Flash to eat all the cpu
cycles…(so far i have banished the desktop indexer, and some other
things…)

it hasn’t happen since the last Flash version…so maybe . . .
but, i think there is an interaction with the type video also…


DD
openSUSE®, the “German Engineered Automobile” of operating systems!

This is likely to be a long drawn out thread as this is so unpredictable, plus I have to go away for work for a month so I won’t have access to my laptop for a while.

It will be used by someone else in windoze mode, so if it is a laptop problem they will see it also.