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Old 05-05-2020, 03:53 PM   #1
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mouse pointer (aka "cutsor") keeps on moving for no aperent reason

hey everybody,
i have this pecolior problem,
i have a old laptop i revived couple of days ago,
i installed mx linux on it,
before mx i had a few different distros on it and i had the same problem with all of them which makes me think it's somtung with the hardware,

anyway the problem is: the mouse pointer well start moving every few minutes to different directions and be hard to control,
i have two input methods on this laptop,
1 is the touchpad, and the other is this tiny joystick in the senter of the keyboard,

i searched online and find this commaned:
xinput set-prop <input device number> "Device Enabled" 0
xinput set-prop <input device number> "Device Enabled" 1
0 to dissable and 1 to enable,

i used it on my laptop and the problem stoped entil i booted the machine again then i had to do the same thing again,

so i'd like to know:
1: how do i make it permenotly dissabled?
2: for some reason this way of solving the problem stoped working and now i have no clue on how to solve it

my machine details are:

System: Host: elie-mx Kernel: 4.19.0-6-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.19.0-6-amd64
root=UUID=416eb10d-8a91-4dda-85f0-32a6e663a03f ro quiet splash
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.5 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26.0
Distro: MX-19.1_x64 patito feo February 15 2020 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
Machine: Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: TECRA M11 v: PTME0E-007005G3 serial: <filter>
Chassis: type: 10 v: Version 1.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC v: Version A0 serial: <filter> BIOS: TOSHIBA
v: Version 2.50 date: 06/18/2010
CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3 M 330 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Nehalem
family: 6 model-id: 25 (37) stepping: 2 microcode: 11 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 17024
Speed: 1463 MHz min/max: 933/2133 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1463 2: 1463 3: 1463
4: 1463
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: Split huge pages
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds
status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics: Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics
vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
chip ID: 8086:0046
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile v: 2.1 Mesa 18.3.6
direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio
vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
chip ID: 8086:3b56
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-6-amd64
Network: Device-1: Intel 82577LC Gigabit Network vendor: Toshiba America Info Systems
driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 3020 bus ID: 00:19.0 chip ID: 8086:10eb
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Askey
driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 168c:002a
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 6.89 GiB (2.3%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HTS723232A7A364 size: 298.09 GiB block size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter>
rev: B70B scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 296.06 GiB size: 290.41 GiB (98.09%) used: 6.89 GiB (2.4%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap swappiness: 15 (default 60)
cache pressure: 100 (default) dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Repos: No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list
1: deb buster-updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
1: deb buster main contrib non-free
2: deb buster/updates main contrib non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list
1: deb buster main non-free
Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teamviewer.list
1: deb stable main
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tvinternal.list
No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list
Info: Processes: 207 Uptime: 6m Memory: 1.75 GiB used: 527.9 MiB (29.5%) Init: SysVinit
v: 2.93 runlevel: 5 default: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3
running in: quick-system-in inxi: 3.0.36

Last edited by Elie99374; 05-05-2020 at 05:05 PM.
Old 05-05-2020, 05:36 PM   #2
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I had this problem due to a faulty trackpoint. The solution by ferrari:

If this helps you, give ferrari credit.
Old 05-05-2020, 08:07 PM   #3
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I had this before apparently I was compromised.

Check with another mouse and check your network statistics, or any sockets

Or just remove your mouse and check whether it will auto move, if it does then you know it already;it's someone else moving the mouse for you.

Good luck!

Last edited by JJJCR; 05-05-2020 at 08:09 PM. Reason: edit
Old 07-12-2020, 10:53 AM   #4
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I just answered my own similar problem - change the device name (Saitek.*Panel), and save script to run when you login.

Last edited by daveattwoo; 07-12-2020 at 10:58 AM. Reason: Clarify change device


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