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Old 11-17-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Mouse Left Click not being detected in Debian distros passed Debian 6


I have a problem with the left mouse click not working, it is not being detected by “xev”, hover, movement, and scroll is detected . I am not very linux techie, I am more of a linux user. I know very little about command line (just enough to be dangerous).

This problem occurs whether I am in root or as user.

I have tried a local Linux User Group and Google to find a fix, patch, or work-around, but only found more people with the same problem with no real mention of a fix. I have tried reading the bug reports, but again no happiness.

I was running Debian 6 kernal 2.6.32-5 with no problems, I tried a upgrade to Debian 7.0, about 10 minutes after the upgrade was done this problem occurred, no left mouse click. So I down loaded Debian 8, the same problem occurred while running in the Debian 8 Live disk, and the LinuxMint 17.1 Mate Live.

I am fairly certain this is not a hardware problem. It seems that in my situation; this problem deals with any Debian distro ( Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Puppy) based on the Debian 7.0 kernal..

I have tried installations on 2 different machines and 6 different mice of: Debian 7.0, Debian 8, LinixMint 17.1, Puppy, Ubuntu 11.04 thru 14.04, and Kubuntu 14.04( I know ubuntu with Kde face).

System informations:

Asus M3A78-CM with legacy on auto AMD Athlon II X4 630

Asus M2NBP-VM CSM with legacy on auto AMD Athlon 64X2 dualcore processor 4000

I have also tried 6 different mice:
Wired:
Logitech M-BJ58 Logitech M100 Gearhead OM3400U

Wireless:
Logitech M705 Microsoft Sculpt 1560 Microsoft Mobile mouse 6000

I am not certain but I think the new desktop managers Gnome 3, and Unity are the problem, because the older versions of Debian and Ubuntu work fine.
 
Old 11-19-2015, 02:37 AM   #2
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I am fairly certain this is not a hardware problem. It seems that in my situation; this problem deals with any Debian distro ( Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Puppy) based on the Debian 7.0 kernal..
please try again with older kernels to ascertain this suspicion.

also, whatever bug reports you found, you might want to share.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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I have run older versions of Ubuntu 5.10 thru 10.10 on both machines, but encountered the left click mouse problem with Ubuntu 11.04.

So, I deleted Ubuntu and installed Debian 3.1 which worked great, loved it so much I upgraded to 4.0 then 5.0, then 6.0. Debian 6.0 was the last version of Debian that worked right out of the box.

When I installed Debian 7 the left mouse click problem happened within 10 minutes, so I deleted Debian 7, and reinstalled Debian 6. When Debian 8 came out I DL'd the disk and tried the live. I got about 10-20 minutes of usage before the left mouse click quit working.

Here is one of the bug reports:
Bug #1316873 reported Left mouse button stops working This bug affects 15 people


This is a general Google search results:

Left mouse click not working in wheezy About 542,000 results(0.47 seconds)
 
Old 12-09-2015, 07:06 PM   #4
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Left mouse click not working

Thank you for all the help. The situation is still unresolved.
 
Old 12-10-2015, 02:56 AM   #5
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you have to post the link to the bug report.

apart from that, have you tried installing a recent system, then downgrading the kernel to 2.6.xx?
 
  


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