Mouse buttons unresponsive

Wade Smart wadesmart at
Sat Aug 13 13:27:56 UTC 2011

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 07:52, Ben Cliff <cliffer.benny at> wrote:
> 11.04
> 2.6.38-10-generic
> Using Microsoft "Wireless Laser Mouse 5000" (model 1058):  Pointer moves
> around just fine, but buttons and scroll wheel do nothing now. Been using it
> for a while w/ no problems til now.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks -Ben
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About a year and half back I had similar problems. My wireless mouse wouldnt
do anything. Same with my keyboard. I never figured out what the problem was.
I used several different mice all with the same issue. For me, it had to do with
clicking something too fast - it was like the code stuck between the down click
and the up click leaving the entire screen untouchable so the keyboard commands
wouldnt work either.

Something I learned was - as soon as I see any indication of a odd
mouse - unplug
 the dongle receiver, reinsert it and go on. No problems since then.


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