Mouse button stops working?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Jul 15 05:07:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 00:44 -0400, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> I'm running F13 with updates-testing enabled. In the last two days, my 
> left mouse button has suddenly stopped working on two separate 
> occasions. I don't know what caused it and the only way I was able to 
> find to fix it was to kill my gnome-session and thus log out and log 
> back in with a fresh X server. Switching VT's and back didn't help.
> Has anybody else seen anything like this recently?

I had something similar once - my left button was actually acting as if
ctrl was held down permanently, it was drag-selecting text in Evolution
when I moved it, and clicking did nothing in any app. Reboot fixed it,
haven't seen it again since.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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