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Old 02-07-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
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cursor jumps to mouse location without my consent


When I am in a shell consolle, or even trying to type this, I have problems with the cursor wanting to jump to the mouse location. For example, right as I am typing this "p" the cursor would want to jump to between the "t" and the "y" of the word typing. Then whatever I am typing gets inserted there. Or, sometimes a whole line or string will get highligted and overwritten with the "p" and if there is no editor with and "undo" I have to type it all over again.

The cursor seems to wait about 4-5 seconds before making this transition. At first I thought I was just touching the mousepad with my thumb, but it works fine in Win2000.

I have a Dell Insprion 8000 Laptop, SuSE 8.2, running KDE 3.1.

I have looked around in the control center and found "click to focus" sort of settings, but can't find where to solve this.

Any help is appreciated

Old 02-08-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
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Try disabling gpm:
/etc/init.d/gpm stop


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