I installed ubuntu 12.04 x64 on my PC. A short time after I login the mouse pointer disables and I can't move it! Please help me, I am new in Linux.


I have a similiar experience on a HP 2760p Elitebook after reboot.

The manual workaround for me is to switch to the text console with ctrl+alt+f1 and go back to X11 with ctrl+alt+f7.

This magically reinitialize the mouse :-)

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    I have the exact same problem and your workaround helps me, too - but there has to be a better solution =(. I have this problem with two completely different computers, the only thing they have in common is the mouse, which is a R.A.T 5, but I doubt that it has something to do with the mouse – Martin Feb 27 '13 at 10:40
  • Seems that this bug is still going on, happens with my R.A.T. and with a w/e dell hp USB mouse on another machine. Only common factor I see at this point is USB and Ubuntu. – Sturm May 31 '16 at 2:03
  • I have this issue with dell latitude touch pad, where i can move the mouse but unable to left click on anything! ubuntu 18.04 – Waqleh Dec 25 '18 at 22:35

I also had same problem on my Toshiba Satellite C660-1HE laptop. So instead of installing 64 bit, i tried installing 32-bit and now it is working fine.

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