Gnome Manager Window Problems (keyboard and mouse)
bizdev at pwnspeak.com
Thu Jul 8 02:27:49 UTC 2010
I have setup numerous gnome desktops however one of my latest is having
serious mouse and keyboard problems.
Upon opening any window, namely Preferences and Properties Windows
(because that's all that is installed atm) I have one click. After the
one click, I am unable to click anything else. I have to ssh into the
machine and kill of the process then my clicking ability comes back.
During the time when I can not click, the mouse moves around just fine.
However, I have noticed the buttons and checkboxes that normally
highlight on a hover do not highlight.
In an attempt to log the problems I opened a few of the gnome properties
type windows from the command line. Doing so would not let me click the
window. For some reason any mouse clicks seem to go right through the
window to the terminal behind it, even though the window was on top.
Furthermore, I have had random keyboard loss as well when windows are
open. Sometimes I can tab between fields, other times I can not. I
have even noticed I could type any character except for an 's'. After
killing the open window remotely, my keyboard and mouse functionality
I have checked time stamps on all the logs within /var/log and nothing
seems to update during my problems. Is there another place I can check?
Has anyone else experienced these problems, or noticed a forum post with
a potential fix of a similar problem?
Please note I have 2 of these 10.04 desktops setup with identical
hardware, identical installations, and the one is functioning without a
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