My mouse is driving me crazy

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at
Sun Sep 4 13:38:52 UTC 2011

On 09/04/2011 05:41 AM, Curt Tresenriter wrote:
> I've experienced this since 10.10 was released.
> This is a relatively new install of Natty without Unity.
> The mouse will lag at times. Cursor movement can be several seconds
> behind the mouse movement. Clicking a button will often yield no results
> and take three or four clicks before anything happens. Scrolling through
> a directory with lots of files, it first acts naturally then won't
> scroll for a few seconds then suddenly takes off again.
> It will usually behave for a bit after a reboot but eventually it will
> start acting up again and on occasion the problem clears up suddenly for
> no apparent reason without a reboot. There have been long stretches when
> it acts as it should and it appears to have resolved itself but it
> doesn't last.
> I do use Quick Synergy but it doesn't matter if it's running or not
> cursor behavior is the same either way.

When I find this happening it usually is something eating all the 
processor time. A program that is having some issue is the usual culprit.

My usual "cure" is to take a short break and when I come back everything 
is fine again.


"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner. 
Liberty is a well-armed lamb."     - Benjamin Franklin -

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