[arch-general] Mouse buttons not working in X

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun Nov 15 16:56:30 UTC 2015

I've just updated a sligtly neglected machine I have (not upgraded since
mid-September). Thanks to the [ARA][1] I managed to upgrade it in weekly
steps. It all seemed to work fine, and indeed it boots just fine.
There's only one little thing that's broken: the mouse buttons don't

Yes, it's really only the mouse buttons that don't work.  I can move the
pointer using the mouse.  I can scroll using the scroll wheel.

Starting `xev` I thought I'd have a look at what actually happens:

1. Start `xev`.
2. Move the pointer into the window -> the various events scroll by in
the terminal.
3. Press the left mouse button -> no event printed in the terminal.
4. Move the pointer in the window -> no events are printed in the
5. Change focus to another window using Ctrl-Tab, change back ->
movements in the `xev` window once again generate events.

I've tried searching for a solution, but I can't find anything
resembling this.

What could be causing this behaviour, and how do I fix it?


[1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_Linux_Archive

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