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Old 03-24-2010, 10:39 PM   #1
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Right-click on mouse not working on Fedora 11


I have Fedora 11 installed on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop, and have been using the installation for many months.
Just this past couple of days, the 'right-click' on the mouse (whether using the trackpad mouse on the latop or an external mouse) has stopped working, but not completely.
I can still right-click in firefox, on the bar at the top of screen, in a terminal window, etc. However, right-click is not working on the desktop, that is I can not right-click on a folder or a file. Nothing happens. If I right-click on the trash-can, nothing.
So I know the mouse buttons are fine as right-click does work in firefox.
Any thoughts ?

> uname -r
2.6.30.10-105.2.23.fc11.i686.PAE
 
Old 03-24-2010, 10:44 PM   #2
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Is this a default Fedora with the Gnome desktop? This sounds like there is something wrong with Nautilus.
 
Old 03-24-2010, 11:02 PM   #3
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Yes, default Fedora (version 11) with gnome desktop.
It was working a few days ago.
 
Old 03-24-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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did you install any updates ?
if so what?
look in the yum log "/var/log/yumlog"

what was installed just before the r-click stopped working.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by vectordrake View Post
Is this a default Fedora with the Gnome desktop? This sounds like there is something wrong with Nautilus.
You hit the nail right on the head!
For an unknown reason, my linux box needed to fsck the / partition last week, due to a bad shutdown (although I am certain I shut the laptop down properly the night before...anyways).
I found three 'menu' files for nautilus in lost+found. I used yum to re-install the nautilus package to ensure everything is where it needs to be, and the menus are back.

Many thanks for the help!
 
  


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