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I have sometime problem with select mode in the mouse. The cursor is stuck in select mode, so I can not click anything , to solve that I need to reboot my laptop

my laptop is :

  • sony vaio
  • model : VGN-CS320j

I note that problem since ubuntu 11.04 , and it still happens in 11.10. So, I would like to know if that problem have been reported or not.

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Does pressing ESC during this problem get you out of select mode? – ed. Sep 18 '11 at 21:51
You may have activated some accessibility options with a key-combination. Try turning them off on gnome-control-center, section "assistive technologies", button "keyboard accesibility", tab "accesibility". – aquaherd Sep 19 '11 at 18:20
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions here. – bodhi.zazen Apr 2 '12 at 15:36

From the above thread

Edit /etc/default/grub , you may need to boot to recovery mode to make the edit.

# Command line 
sudo -e /etc/default/grub

# Graphical
gksu gedit /etc/default/grub

Edit the "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=" to look lilke this

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop"

Update grub

sudo update-grub


If that does not solve the problem I suggest you file a bug report.

How do I report a bug?

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dude, have a look on this thread, maybe it could help you too,

enter link description here

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – fossfreedom Mar 24 '12 at 10:14

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