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Whenever I click any of the buttons on the mouse (right, left or scroll buttons), the pointer moves to the top left of the screen and clicks the applications menu, and when I release the click, the pointer moves back to where it was previously. I've tried mousekeys, but the same happens when I click using mousekeys. Any ideas?

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closed as too localized by James, Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Jan 26 '12 at 2:36

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hm... What kind of hardware are you using? – Daniel Jan 6 '11 at 5:09
can you try again with a different mouse? – chris Jan 6 '11 at 8:41
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I've had similar issues. It's hard to tell, but I believe you may be experiencing the same thing. It's a bug in xorg and not restricted to ubuntu.

You can read this other question, or go straight to the bug report. I'm going to try and find the 32 bit patch and see if it works.

Done, it seems to have worked for me. What I did: 1. Added ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa to my sources list via synaptic 2. Ran update manager, reloaded and applied all updates. 3. Reboot First reboot failed to low res graphics, I chose the option to create a new profile and restarted, this time it worked, or at least has so far.

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