[Bug 41301] Re: Mouse clicks stop working sporadically

Rafael Santos rafaeldcsantos at gmail.com
Thu May 7 21:11:41 UTC 2009

I' ve just had a very similar problem with two Compaq nc 8430 laptops --
one had some fan problems so I' ve transferred the disk to other to
continue working. I use Ubuntu 8.04. On the new laptop (same as the old
one) I had several times this problem -- the mouse pointer moves, either
with the touchpad or with a external USB mouse (tried two different
ones), but sometimes clicking on the mouse or trackpad did nothing, as
described by others in this thread. Frantic alt-tab or changing the
active desktop sometimes worked, sometimes not.

I removed /etc/X11/xorg.conf in hopes the system would recreate it, and
suddenly everything came back to normal (except I still don't have a

I have no idea how or why it worked, but it is working right now. Any

Mouse clicks stop working sporadically
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