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Mouse Problems with Fedora 17 after software update.

asked 2012-08-27 16:52:44 -0600

BCD3 gravatar image

updated 2012-09-26 13:53:59 -0600

The mouse seems to 'jump' or 'snap to' the hot spot in the upper lefthand corner. This results in the activities display of Gnome popping in and out, which is extremely annoying when I'm trying to get some work done. As long as I don't touch my mouse everything is fine, but when I move my mouse, even a small amount, anywhere on the screen the jumping will happen. It is random as it doesn't always jump on a mouse movement, but it's often enough to be really annoying, on the order of 1 sec < jump < 1 min. This started happening after a software update on or about 21 August. I keep my software up to date pretty regularly, so it had to be an update within a few days of the 21st.

UPDATE: Problem resolved by downgrading the xorg-x11-servers (xorg-x11-server-common xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-server-Xephyr) from 1.12.3-1.fc17 to 1.12.0-2.fc17.

Bug report submitted.

Update: new Xorg servers have been released (1.12.3-2.fc17). Problem is resolved with this release.

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My touchpad randomly stops working, even with this new version. Can't find any errors in any of the logs though. Downgraded for the time being. Lets see if it happens again.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-09-27 23:36:49 -0600 )edit

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answered 2012-08-28 17:30:37 -0600

Roderick gravatar image

I had this problem on my 64-bit virtualbox vm. I did the following and the problem went away

sudo yum downgrade xorg-x11-server-common xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-server-Xephyr

The bad versions were all 1.12.3-1.fc17

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answered 2012-08-27 23:42:02 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

You can take a look at what was updated using the yum history command:

yum history list
yum history info ListItemNumber

This should help you pin point what package caused it. You can downgrade it using

yum downgrade packageName

Please do file a bug if you find the package, or post more comments here if this doesn't work.

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answered 2012-08-28 18:35:07 -0600

BCD3 gravatar image

The solution provided by Roderick appears to be the answer. I will use it for a while to be sure. Roderick, have you filed a bug report?

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