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Old 12-01-2006, 12:23 PM   #1
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Mouse cursor get stuck on the left side of the screen


Hi,

Running CentOS 4.4 with KDE 3.5 and I am having a weird problem with the mouse's cursor.

I noticed this problem yesterday. I was on the server running some tests when suddenly the cursor jumped to the left side of the screen and stayed there. No matter in which direction I move the mouse, the cursor only moves up or down. If I move the mouse really slowly I can move the cursor a bit but it always jump back to the left side.

If I log off, the cursor is fine on the log on screen. Log back in, it is fine for a while then it happens again.

Any idea what I should check?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:23 PM   #2
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Mouse problem

Check to see if there is something else that is opening a handle to your mouse device.

I had a similar problem with the console mouse handler. It prevented any mouse input in X. Once I disabled it, X (KDE) worked fine.

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Old 12-01-2006, 02:25 PM   #3
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Check to see if there is something else that is opening a handle to your mouse device.
How do I do that?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:29 PM   #4
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During your install did you enable the console mouse handler?

I'm tempted to believe that there is a way to find out what devices the processes running on your system have open, but I'm at a loss at this moment to tell you how.

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Old 12-01-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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During your install did you enable the console mouse handler?
I installed that a few months ago... I don't remember.

I run yum everyday so maybe I installed something it didn't like.
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:37 PM   #6
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What kind of mouse, (e.g. which device).
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:39 PM   #7
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A standard PS/2 mouse.

Not even optical
 
Old 12-01-2006, 02:41 PM   #8
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Check the "Similar Threads", there are some that sound like your problem.

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Old 12-01-2006, 02:49 PM   #9
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I checked them but nothing really conclusive.

But thanks anyway.
 
  


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