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[Bug 583312] Re: [Dell Precision M6300] Left mouse clicks not being processed


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  [Dell Precision M6300] Left mouse clicks not being processed

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Bug description:
  Binary package hint: xorg

  I apologize as I can not find a set of steps to reproduce this
  problem.  It occurs often enough so that this is a major problem.  The
  scenario:  I am writing an email in evolution and all of a sudden my
  left mouse button clicks are no longer processed.  I can not select
  anything on the desktop.  I can still type, the right and middle mouse
  button still interact correctly and the keyboard interaction is
  unaffected.  This has happened several time in Evolutions as well as
  Netbeans.  It is kin to the drag and drop problem where the drag
  operation picks up something that can not be dropped.  You are left
  stuck with a mouse that is in a mode that can not be completed.

  Once I find myself in this situation (left mouse clicks no longer
  being handled by X or apps running on X), I can not restore
  functionality.  ESC does nothing.

  I also notice sometimes, especially when I am in an editor of some
  type such as G-Edit, that when I find myself in this stuck mode, the
  editor is in drag-select mode.  That is, when I move the mouse without
  any buttons pressed, the selection region in the text editor follows
  my movements as if I was holding the left mouse button down (drag
  motion).  Again, ESC does not restore functionality.  It does reset
  the selection, until I move the mouse.

  The only solution to this is to drop to console and reboot.

  This is potentially a security vulnerability.  Users that are not
  familiar with using the keyboard to get around GNOME will find
  themselves unable to minimize applications or 'lock the screen'.  This
  may leave sensitive information up on their screen.

  Thanks for the great distro and sorry I can not give you more to go
  on.  This has happened to me about 10 times since the final release.
  Fortunately, I have been using Linux since '94 (I remember the
  floppies) and have been able to recover work despite this mouse
  problem.  Others that are not so savvy, WILL loose their work.  As an
  example, if the problem chose to show itself as I type this into the
  form on the bug submission page, I would not be able to submit, nor
  would I be able recover these words...

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
  Package: xorg 1:7.5+5ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Architecture: amd64
  CheckboxSubmission: 48d893255053224631a12a7b4064254b
  CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
  Date: Thu May 20 08:25:25 2010
   nvidia-current, 195.36.15, 2.6.32-22-generic, x86_64: installed 
   virtualbox-ose, 3.1.6, 2.6.32-21-generic, x86_64: installed 
   virtualbox-ose, 3.1.6, 2.6.32-22-generic, x86_64: installed
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta amd64 (20100406.1)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Precision M6300
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-22-generic root=UUID=a4dabb68-bcd9-43ee-8eb0-ea2314865565 ro quiet splash
   PATH=(custom, user)
  SourcePackage: xorg
  Symptom: display
  dmi.bios.date: 05/16/2008
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: A10
  dmi.board.name: 0WY897
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.chassis.type: 8
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA10:bd05/16/2008:svnDellInc.:pnPrecisionM6300:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0WY897:rvr:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Precision M6300
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
  glxinfo: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
   distro:             Ubuntu
   codename:           lucid
   architecture:       x86_64
   kernel:             2.6.32-22-generic

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