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Cursor stuck in select mode

Ask Ubuntu Asked by Mohand Andel on December 5, 2020

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.

One Answer

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

Reboot

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

How do I report a bug?

Answered by Panther on December 5, 2020

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