[arch-general] Mouse buttons not working in X

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun Nov 15 17:07:00 UTC 2015

On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 04:58:27PM +0000, Ben Oliver wrote:
> On 15 Nov 2015 4:56 pm, "Magnus Therning" <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > work.
> >
> > 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
> > terminal.
> > 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?
> Not to be *that* guy, but have you tried another mouse?

Nope, because I don't have access to another mouse here right now.

The mouse worked just fine when I logged in on the system and began the
upgrade, so I really did expect it to work fine afterwards too.


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