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I have done a typical installation of Ubuntu 12.04 precise, but i seem to have a small issue. When i type anything in the keyboard or when i'm playing a game that requires two hands (e.g. Nexuiz) the mouse doesn't respond. So, for example in Nexuiz, when i am moving i can't turn around at all.

Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

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There is a way, this is a known bug, but not fixed yet. Basically this is caused by the mouseemu. You just have to kill it or to remove it. Here is the launchpad page : – b8e5n Jul 13 '12 at 13:56

Maybe you have "Disable touchpad while typing" checked in the "Mouse & Touchpad" system settings area. Have you checked this?

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Hi in the Mouse and Touchpad system settings area, it has only one tab Mouse – George Jun 6 '12 at 10:04
Out of curiosity, what mouse & keyboard are you using? Are they plugged in the same USB host? – ThoughtCoder Jun 6 '12 at 10:06
Keyboard: Some old Logitech on the green hub (not the USB one) Mouse : Common Microsoft on Usb – George Jun 6 '12 at 10:07

Yes, remove the mouseemu and it works. Mouseemu just work with 2.6 kernel. Remove it from synaptic or ubuntu software center. This is not a kernel's fault.

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