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I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 its installed using Wubi, dual boot with Windows. It's fresh install.

Randomly mouse cursor freezes and can't click anything on the screen. I can move mouse but can't click.

"It causes when select a text something" So I'm using keyboard to to reboot system. Then it back to normal after reboot. Tried with unplugging-plugging mouse don't work.

PC: Asus laptop with Intel GMA 950 graphic card. A4 tech optical mouse. Ubuntu 10.10 completely updated and upgraded.

How can I get around this?

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closed as off topic by Marco Ceppi Feb 3 '12 at 1:22

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Sounds like a compiz effects problem to me. Try turning off all the effects and such that you can in System->Preferences->CompizConfig – RobotHumans Feb 5 '11 at 7:31
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, thanks! Instructions here. – Jorge Castro Feb 3 '12 at 1:15

You can try to add the X-Updates PPA to your software sources.

To do so you only need to enter

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

in a Terminal window. After doing that you'll need to check for software updates.

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I had similar problem on an Acer laptop, and read somewhere that removing and reinserting the mouse driver can help. It worked for me so later i added the command to the end of the boot-process (around rcX.d S99 ).

sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse

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