So I've been having this problem with my Dell Latitude E6510 running OpenSuse 11.2. The mouse would (when my hand is not on the mouse) "jitter" around in one small area on the screen and then after any amount of time whether I was moving the mouse or not it would select things on its own. If I was moving the mouse at the time when it selects something by itself it would look like it was highlighting text. Also, say if I was typing in a window that was open and the mouse was not in that window it would select/open whatever the mouse was hovering over at that time.
The strange thing is that the interval between when the mouse would start "clicking" things on its own would seem long at first (say about 5 min between each click) to over the course of the work day it would get shorter and shorter to the point where it could happen every 5 to 10 seconds. Also, it would not happen everyday, very sporadic. Very very frustrating!!!
My laptop stays plugged into a Dell Docking Station, where the mouse and keyboard are plugged into as well. I tried every USB port on the docking station as well as the laptop itself, and that did not change a thing. I also tried selecting a different mouse in YaST's "Mouse Configuration" but that did nothing either. I've also tried restarting the computer with no luck either. I have also ruled out that it is not the surface the mouse is sitting on, because I have heard people say that if it is a rough surface it can cause the mouse to jump around the screen.
As mentioned above, It's a Dell Latitude E6510, running OpenSuSE 11.2 and Windows 7 on another partition. I've only been using the laptop since February when it was bought brand new. Also, looking for new drivers has found nothing on the Internet.
The mouse is a "Dell 6-Button Optical Mouse" specs are:
D P/N: J660DL
L P/N: 810-000859
Laptop specs: (output of uname -a)
Linux mmartin6510 18.104.22.168-0.8-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-06 18:09:24 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. It has gotten to the point where, when the problem starts it makes it almost impossible to get any work done. I do alot of programming work and when the problem starts I could be in the middle of coding something then look up and everything I just typed is now on the wrong line because that is where the mouse pointer happened to be sitting.
I apologize for the LONG message but I thought it be best to be as descriptive as possible.
Thanks in advance,
I forgot to mention that I also made sure that all "Assistive Technologies" are not turned on, including "Mouse Accessibility".