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[Bug 41301] Re: PS/2 Logitech MX310 clicks stop working sporadically


This bug affects me too. What is interesting in my case is that:
- I have 2 laptops, one without this issue (Acer Travelmate 5730) and one with the issue (Acer Aspire 5749).
- I've experienced this issue with Ubintu (12.04 I guess, but it was Unity), Fedora (F16, Gnome) and recently I switched to Ach (KDE). Since all of these experience the same issue, I think it is rather an x11 issue..
- The Apire has a I3 processor. This should rule out AMD (given that is is the same issue).
- In my case the issue immediately arises after boot / login. Workaround (CRL-ALT-F1 - CTRL-ALT-F7) fixes the issue, but after that I cannot right click on the desktop anymore (in KDE this is the way to shutdown).
- I've experienced the isseu with all kinds of kernels, so I don't think that it is kernel version related...

Since I found the workaround, I can use my laptop (until last week it was rather useless, since I refuse to use WIndows :)...).
I hop that this might give any insight in this issue and might help to resolve it. Please let me know if there is anythging else I can do to help...

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  PS/2 Logitech MX310 clicks stop working sporadically

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Bug description:
  This bug is a long standing one for me in Dapper but it becomes more
  and more frequent in recent Dapper beta.

  Unfortunatly, there's no way I can reproduce it.

  Symptoms : the mouse buttons (all of them) stop working without any reason. Seems to happen mainly when surfing with Epiphany but not only.

  In fact, it's just like my mouse was in another dimension. I use "focus follow pointer" and it doesn't work anymore. I can see my cursor and moving it : the system just ignore it. No more click, no more focus following pointer.

  Also, the keyboard keeps working perfectly. By using shortcut keys, I
  can continue working normally.

  The workaround to have the mouse again is hopefully very simple :  use
  the change desktop shortcut. The alt-tab shortcut is also working.
  Yes, it's strange, but they are the only two shortcuts I've found that
  bypass this bug ! Strange isn't it ?

  My mouse is a PS/2 Logitech MX310. The workaround seems to be the
  proof that it's not an hardware failure.

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